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School levies pass

March 12, 2014

Voters passed the supplemental levies for school districts in Bingham County on Tuesday.
Aberdeen School District voters approved a two-year supplemental levy for $675,000. The unofficial election results were 107 for; 67 against. The percentage of people voting in favor of this supplemental is 61.494 percent.  
The breakdown by precinct was:
• Aberdeen 15—63 votes for the levy; 27 against. The total number of voters in the precinct was 90.
• Springfield/Sterling 16—38 for; 27 against. The total number of voters in the precinct was 65.
• Absentee—6 for; 13 against. The total number of voters in the precinct was was 19.
• Total—107 for; 67 against. The total number who voted was 174. 
“We are very fortunate and grateful to our community,” said Aberdeen Superintendent Jane Ward. “They are very good to support the schools. 
“I know this is a difficult time for many people and I appreciate the patrons who support us,” she said. “It’s a relief. 
“For a small community, people are very supportive of the schools,” said Ward. “In the 23 years I’ve been here, never have the patrons not passed a supplemental levy. 
“We will do the best we can with the funds,” said Ward. 
In Firth, voters passed the requested two-year supplemental levy for $230,000. The unofficial election results were 329 for; 136 against. The percentage of voters who approved this supplemental levy is 70.753 percent. 
The breakdown by precinct was:
• Firth 7—161 votes for the levy; 52 against. The total number of voters in the precinct was 213.
• Firth 8—125 for; 51 against. The total number of voters in the precinct was 176.
• Absentee—43 for; 33 against. The total number of voters in the precinct was 76.
• Total—329 for; 136 against. The total number who voted was 465. 
“I’m very pleased and very excited about [the passage of the levy],” said Firth Superintendent Sid Tubbs. “I’m very thankful for our patrons who have supported us in this. 
“It will be a very good thing for our kids, our staff and patrons,” he said. 
“It’s tremendous,” said Tubbs. “It will be great for everyone.” 
In the Bonneville School District bond election , which includes a small portion of Bingham County, voters rejected the request for a $92 million bond. Only 44 percent were in favor. 

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