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Voters approve 2015-16 budget and capital project

Central Valley School District voters went to polls on Tuesday, May 19 and approved the district’s proposed 2015-16 school budget and proposed capital project.

The $45,550,000 budget increases spending 1.22 percent or $550,000 over the current year and carries a 1.47 percent tax levy increase.

The final count was:

  • Yes— 393
  • No— 145

The $73,465,000 capital project will renovate all four of the district’s schools to better align facilities with curriculum.

The final count was:

  • Yes— 292
  • No— 205

Voters also elected Dan LaLonde with 424 votes and Fred Schell with 413 votes to three-year terms on the Board of Education. Both candidates ran unopposed.

This is an exciting time for Central Valley,” said Superintendent Rich Hughes.

“This budget and capital project will help bring to fruition the community’s vision of a high quality education for our students. What began as a dream when the people supported the merger is now one step closer to reality. That’s why our motto is ‘Central Valley Thunder…taking the world by storm.'”