On November 8, Lancaster residents came to the polls and passed revoking and replacing the currently running Lancaster School District levy to expire in 2018 with an increased levy by a 295 (64.55%) to a 162 (35.45%) vote.
The revoked levy provides $925.06 per pupil, and this approved levy will provide the district with $1,725.06 per pupil, or an $800 increase. This approved levy will last 10 years, but the district also has two other currently running levies, one to expire in 2021 and the other in 2025.
Lancaster School Superintendent passed along his immediate thoughts following these poll results.
“It reiterates everything I said earlier… that the people of Lancaster really love and care about their school, and that was evident in the vote, so (I’m) very excited and appreciate the commitment from the community,” Hunstad said.
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