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School Replacement Levy Passes

thank you, voters

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the voters of Kiona-Benton City approved Ki-Be School District's Educational Programs & Operations two-year replacement levy. We wish to express our sincere thanks to the community for supporting the EP&O Levy. The initial election results as of 11:52 AM on April 29th show the levy passing at 51.56%. (Official certification of results takes place May 7th.)

This local funding directly benefits our students and will help pay for programs and services such as athletics, music, technology support, special education class size, nurses, counselors, safety staff, advanced courses, and extracurricular activities. Learn more details about the levy at www.kibesd.org/levy.

While we are grateful that the levy has passed, we acknowledge that many people in the community were not in favor of it. We understand that that we must earn your trust through fiscal responsibility and clearly showing the value of your tax dollars to the students of the Kiona-Benton School District. We are launching a new Ki-Be Schools Community Council to create a forum for the community to share their thoughts and connect directly with me and district administrators. The first Council meeting is scheduled for May 13th. Please watch for this and other opportunities to share your input with us.