Austin shows support for levy

Published 9:09 am Wednesday, November 6, 2013

AUSTIN — A little more than 80 percent of voters supported a $1 million operating levy for Austin Public Schools.

There were 2,990 residents who came to the polls Tuesday, with 2,401 in favor of the levy and 589 against.

“It’s been a very positive feeling,” said Austin Public Schools Board Chairman Greg Larson. “It should have passed, and it did.”

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The levy, which goes toward wages, benefits, utilities payments and other items out of the district’s general fund, won’t be up for renewal until 2023.