Upshur BOE to discuss upcoming levy election


Members of the Upshur County Board of Education will be discussing the upcoming Jan. 19 levy election at tomorrow night’s meeting to be conducted at Tennerton Elementary School at 7 p.m.

All concerned citizens should plan on attending this important meeting to learn more about the levy that has been in place for 20 years in the county.

The levy provides 10 percent of the county school budget and is used for a number of programs and activities that otherwise would have to be cut or great curtailed due to a lack of funds, according to board members.

A renewal of the levy will not increase taxes as the levy rate is set to remain the same. The homestead exemption for those 65 and older is also still in place.

Some of the planned improvements include upgrades to school libraries and equipment to better prepare students for their studies.

Music and arts also will benefit greatly from the levy renewal, according to school officials.

Early voting is currently underway in the county and will continue through Jan. 16.

The levy election will take place Sat., Jan. 19 with polls being open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Other issue to be taken up at the Tuesday meeting include personnel, early notice of retirement incentive, possible action regarding student issues, and the consent agenda among other items.

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