The Randolph County Board of Education has voted to approve the addition of excess levies on the March ballot.
Superintendent Gabe Devono recommended the Board consider the excess levies to provide funds for school safety measures, instructional materials, and facilities upgrades. Superintendent Devono says the goal is to support the school system and the local community.
“It’s going to take a lot of burden off of our citizens supplying the supplies we have for our school system. We’re trying to make it to where everybody will benefit from it; the athletics will benefit; the students will benefit in the classroom with now modernized equipment,” said Devono.
The proposed five-year levy totals more than $16 million, $3 million annually.
More than $1 million of the funds will be allocated to turf sporting fields and complete a new gym at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School.