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Upshur County Board Of Education Excess Levy Passes

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The majority of voters are in favor of the Upshur County Board of Education's excess levy.

Superintendent Roy Wager said more than 3,000 people came out to vote in the election, which is more than years past.

Wager said the levy passed on Saturday 1758 votes to 1342.

56.71 percent of the voters were in favor of the levy and 43.29 percent were against it.

The levy will include funding for new textbooks and technologies, free extracurricular activities, and the continuation of the prevention resource officer program.

"We really appreciate the vote of confidence," Wager said. "A larger percentage of people came out to vote this time around."

The excess levy is a renewal of the existing five-year levy and should generate more than $13 million.