Archive for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

De Soto school district to keep 33 percent LOB

January 28, 2015

De Soto school district’s local option budget will remain at 33 percent of its general fund after voters approved the measure Tuesday.

A question asking voters if they would want to keep the 33 percent LOB was put on a mail-in ballot sent out to voters earlier this month. Ballots were due at noon yesterday.

The measure received overwhelming support, with nearly 81 percent of voters saying ‘yes’ to the question and only 19 percent being opposed, according to the Johnson County Election Office.

“We are tremendously grateful for the strong and continued support of our communities,” said Superintendent Doug Sumner in a statement. “We clearly recognize how essential this support is to the ongoing efforts of our staff who work tirelessly to provide the highest quality education possible for our students. Thank you for demonstrating that support through this election.”

Out of 19,562 ballots sent out to registered voters, 34 percent, or a total of 6,657 ballots, were returned.

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