FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- Many Fayette County residents went to the polls to vote on the excess school levy.
The school levy is voted on every five years by Fayette County residents to help enhance education for students.
The school excess levy votes are in and the verdict is that Fayette County residents have decided to continue the levy through June 2023.
“A lot of people don’t vote in these special elections, but these results are very important for the children, educators and our Fayette County educational system,” said Kelvin Holliday, Fayette County Clerk.
The $9.5 million excess levy will support student instruction materials, transportation, salary supplements and the child nutrition program.
One voter, Becky Blakenship, shared why she supports the levy, “I think that our children are deprived, so in order for us to upgrade, we’re gonna have to vote it through,” said Blankenship.
One of the largest components of the levy will go toward continual funding for Fayette County’s child nutrition program. Superintendent Terry George said that all students in the county, Pre-K through 12th grade, will receive free breakfast and lunch everyday.