Results are in for special election in Raleigh Co. - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

Results are in for special election in Raleigh Co.

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BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Voters make a split decision on the special election in Raleigh County.  They voted to pass the school levy, but against the bond call.

The levy is a $22 million dollar continuing effort used to fund a multitude of activities such as athletics, extra-curriculars, textbooks, teacher salaries, technology and more. The levy does not increase taxes for Raleigh County residents.

The bond, however, would have raised taxes.  The $39 million dollars worth of funding would have been used to build two new school buildings, plus improvements to current schools.

Superintendent Jim Brown tells WVVA, the board will reconvene Monday to explore alternate ideas for funding.  

 

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