Mary Alice Reporting:

(Wednesday, November 7th) A fixed sum levy for a local school district failed in the midterm election.

The 10-year additional levy for Garaway fell short of passing with 53% of voters against the tax.

Superintendent Jim Millet says that despite the disappointing news, the school district will move forward.

“Obviously, there’s some consideration to see what we can do because our need of why we asked for that levy does not go away. The board will have a future work session to discuss potentials but I anticipate coming back to the community and trying to get that message clear.”

He adds that even with the projected deficit from state cuts, at this time, the district is not considering any cuts to make up the funding loss.

Official results will be certified by the end of November.

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