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Lone Rock School encouraged by community levy support

Posted at 8:43 PM, May 04, 2020

LONE ROCK — It's been a challenging time to ask voters to concentrate on approving money measures. But leaders of the Lone Rock School District remain optimistic people remember the importance of approving an operations levy for the little school.

Based on a positive survey last winter, Lone Rock trustees are asking voters to approve an operations levy that's "tax neutral." In other words, it would replace the taxes people were already paying for the new middle school expiring at the end of this year.

With many people rattled by the uncertainty of the coronavirus that might seem like a tough ask. But Lone Rock School superintendent Scott Stiegler says the school support has been amazing.

"It is heartwarming. We've had so much positive momentum, even the last few weeks," Stiegler said. "They're telling us thank you in all the work that we're doing. It's continuing that positive momentum in our community culture and we're feeling that every day. It's been very wonderful."

With all the voting being done by mail, ballots for the Lone Rock levy must be postmarked this evening, or they have to be dropped off in the ballot box outside the Ravalli County Administration Building in Hamilton.