Ritchie Co. Commission sets election date for School Excess Levy vote


The Ritchie County Commission has chosen a date to vote on renewing the county’s school excess levy.

Voters will head to the polls on Saturday, November 2nd to determine if the county will renew the levy that has been in place for more than 40 years.

Ritchie County Schools Superintdendent Jim Brown says the excess levy comes out to around $5.8 million, money that goes toward things like school nurses, speech pathology, security and classroom supplies.

“We believe we’re going to have support with the community and it’s our job to make sure they have the accurate information to help them make that decision,” Brown said. “It’s a litany of things, and to be quite honest with you, it’s absolutley imperative that we have this excess levy in place. It does so much for our students.”

Around 1,300 students are enrolled in the Ritchie County School System, which is made up of 5 schools grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

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