10/7/2013 8:54 AM
by Nadine Grimley
LEWISBURG - The Greenbrier County school levy passed by less than 450 votes.
According to the County Clerk's Office, the unofficial totals came out to 1,628 votes for the levy and 1,212 against it. There will be a canvas on Friday to count the provisional votes.
The levy has been in place for almost four decades and officials say during the next five years, most of the money will go towards security and technology.
Superintendent Sallie Dalton released the following statement on the levy's passage. Dalton said, "On behalf of the staff and students of Greenbrier County Schools, I want to thank the citizens of Greenbrier County for their continued support of the special school levy. The levy funds will provide for valuable resources that allow us to continue to offer a first class education to all of our students."