Randolph County Board of Education holds fourth community meeting to discuss school excess levy

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The Randolph County Board of Education met Wednesday night with locals to discuss the proposed Randolph County school excess levy.

The levy would affect property and real estate taxes. Funds collected would be allocated to each school in the county for student, athletic and community projects.

Residents in Randolph County raised concerns about the effect that a tax increase would have on seniors, and if the whole community would benefit from school improvements.

“I think a lot of more people are realizing what the levy could do for our students, plus our school system. And I think when they go down to see how much their taxes are going to be raised, there’s quite a surprise, it’s not going to be raising that much money,” said Randolph County Superintendent Gabe Devono. 

One more community meeting will be held February 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department.

Early voting for the school levy will begin on Friday, February 22. The special election will be held on March 9, 2019.

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