There will be a school election on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 for voters in both the Lewistown Elementary School District and Fergus High School District. Polls will be open from 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. in the lobby of Fergus High School.
School District voters will be asked to approve elementary and high school building reserved levies each in the amount of $98,000 per year for 10 years. The purpose of the levy requests are to support District efforts in maintaining facilities and capital improvements in the next 10 years. Similar levy requests were passed by voters in 2005 and just recently expired in 2015.
The amount of the potential levy's equate to approximately 8.17 mills in the elementary district and 7.54 mills in the secondary district.
A fact sheet for the building reserve fund elections is available to the public at this link.
Voters will not be asked for General Fund levies this year, in part to focus on the need for funds to maintain our aging infrastructure.
In addition to the Building Reserve Levies, there will be a Board of Trustee election. There are three candidates who have filed for the two available 3-year terms. They are incumbents Phil Koterba and Jennifer Thompson, as well as Joseph Kern. Troy Kelsey has filed for the one open 1-year term.
Additional coverage of the 2016 Building Reserve Levy can be found at the Lewistown NewsArgus.