Glasgow School District Operational Levy Fails, All Other County Schools Pass
May 16, 2018
On National Teachers’ Appreciation Day, May 8, Valley County votes were counted to determine if residents decided to pass requested levies for the Glasgow, Nashua and Frazer schools. Votes were also tallied to determine who would serve on the open trustee seats for the Glasgow, Frazer, Hinsdale and Opheim schools.
Voters decided not to pass Glasgow schools levy request to increase the levy to 8.12 mills, with the intent to increase wage competitiveness in order to keep and retain quality educators. Sixty-one percent of registered voters made their voice heard, with a total of 808 votes being cast for the levy and 986 votes being cast against the levy. In a statement, Superintendent Bob Connors said, “I would like to thank all of the voters who supported the operational levy. I am disappointed with the results. I feel that we have great people working in our district and they deserve to be paid as such.”
Michael Kaiser and Ryan Fast beat out Tyrel Brandt and Sarah Swanson for a three-year term as trustees.
Voters in Nashua approved the Nashua school levy request with 189 votes for and 138 votes against.
Voters in Opheim voted for Twyla Anderson with 109 votes and Tim Stenglein with 107 votes to serve as trustees.
Voters in Frazer voted in Mike Cole with 77 votes for a three-year term and Adeline Rose Smoker White with 107 votes for a one-year term as trustees.
Voters in Hinsdale passed the elementary general fund levy by a vote of 155 to 47. Justin Strommen won the trustee vacancy with 132 votes.