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All three Whitefish School levies pass

Posted at 11:55 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 13:51:22-04


WHITEFISH – Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show that voters have approved all three levy requests put forward by the Whitefish School District.

The elementary operating levy was approved by a margin of 56%-to-40% — 1,482 votes in favor and 1,041 against. The measure is for nearly $51,000.

Meanwhile, the elementary tech levy for $321,600 passed 52%-to-46% with 1,353 voting in favor of the levy and 1,199 casting “no” votes.

The high school tech levy was approved by a 54%-to-44% margin with 1,477 approving the $158,400 request and 1,209 voting “no”.

Voters also appointed Darcy Schellinger and Nicholas Polumbus as trustees.

Approximately 23% of Whitefish’s 11,888 registered voters cast ballots in the May 7 election.

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WHITEFISH – The Whitefish School District ran three levy requests on Tuesday, and school officials say they are all expected to pass, after a tough election night for other Flathead area school levies.

The elementary and high school ran technology levies and the elementary school ran a general fund levy.

Lucie Shea with the district says they won’t release official numbers on the votes until they finish counting provisional ballots, but don’t expect them to swing any of the votes.

Shea says about 2,700 voters turned out, more than they expected, which delayed vote counting through the evening.

The Whitefish Elementary General Fund Levy request is for $50,975 and the technology levy for Whitefish elementary is $321,600. The Whitefish High School levy is in the amount of $158,400.

Whitefish school officials say this money will go towards support their network infrastructure, network security and hardware that must be replaced on a regular cycle to be kept up-to-date.

-Don Fisher reporting for MTN News