Doddridge Co. residents are heading to the polls for early voting on the school excess levy.
The excess levy has been renewed every five years since 1949 and Doddridge Co. Schools Superintendent Adam Cheeseman says the school system’s journey from the bottom of the state rankings to the top is testament to the levy’s benefit.
Cheeseman says 90 percent of the monies brought in by the levy is shouldered by the oil and gas industry.
“The monies and the resources that this community continues to pour into our school system, has benefited the kids since 1949 and it is our hope that it continues to do so that kids in this generation and the next generation, and generations to come can benefit and make education that top priority.” Cheeseman said.
If passed, the levy will authorize $12.8 million annually for school funding in the county, and a total of $64.4 million over five years.
Early voting goes until Feb. 20, and election day is on the 23rd.