Touchet and Pomeroy school measures pass


Voters Tuesday approved levies for Touchet and Pomeroy school districts.

The Touchet 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. It passed with 213 votes, for a 69.16 percent margin.

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 Superintendent Susan Bell.

Pomeroy Superintendent Kim Spacek said he was please to see his district levy pass. The measure received 444 yes votes, for a 56.2 percent margin.

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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