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Voters turn down Kalispell school levy request

Posted at 9:57 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 10:15:10-04

KALISPELL – Kalispell voters have turned down a $1.2 million school levy request.

Kalispell School Superintendent Mark Flatau says unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show the unofficial tally of 6,088 yes votes to 7,249 no votes.

The measure was the first general fund levy that the district has requested from voters in 12 years. Since then, enrollment has increased by over 330 students, supporting two of the largest schools in the state.

The levy money would have addressed school safety concerns as well as curriculum and technology improvements.

Flatau said in a statement that “our administrative team meets tomorrow for our regular monthly meeting so we will begin the arduous task of trimming 1.2 million from the HS budget for the 2019-20 school year.”

The two Trustee election results are as follows:

  • Elementary Trustee Election: Sue Corrigan – 3500, Rebecca Linden – 1709
  • High School Trustee Election: April Snell 806, Anna Marie Bailey – 784