Pomeroy, Touchet pass school levies and bond

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Voters approved levies for Touchet and Pomeroy School Districts this evening, with 213 voters (69.16%) in Touchet and 444 (56.2%) in Pomeroy voting to approve.

A bond to renovate Touchet Secondary School also passed, with 186 yes votes to 122 no votes.

"We really want to thank all of our voters for their support," said Touchet School District Supintendent Susan Bell.

The bond will fund upgrades for the 40-year old school, allowing for a more energy efficient heating system and a replacement of the roof, which is covered in mold.

Pomeroy Superintendent Kim Spacek said he was please to see the levy pass.

With levy money, the district will continue offering the current instructional program without making cuts in staff or athletics and other activities. The levy also provides money to retain an elementary school counselor who had been funded by grant money.

"It's good for the kids, and that's what it's all about," said Spacek.

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