P-E-M voters overwhelmingly renew levy
PLAINVIEW — Plainview-Elgin-Millville voters on Tuesday night resoundingly approved a $293-per-pupil levy renewal that raises $500,000 a year.
Out of 1,086 votes cast, 891 (82 percent) were in favor, and 195 (18 percent) were against.
School Board Chairman Mike Hamilton thanked voters, saying that more cuts to the budget would have been difficult.
"It's tough economic times, so I think it's significant that people are supporting education," he said. Voters "showed confidence in what we're doing to provide a quality education."
Hamilton said that Superintendent Gary Kuphal went into the community to inform people about the district's financial situation.
Kuphal got mostly positive comments from the community about the need for a levy renewal, Hamilton said, but "you never know about an election."