Milaca Public School District taxpayers voted yes to an operating levy and building bond Tuesday night, approving a funding increase of $290.95 per student and $5.1 million for facility improvements by healthy margins. Jennifer Corrow, running unopposed, was elected to the Milaca school board.
Superintendent Tim Truebenbach released preliminary vote totals shortly before 9:20 p.m. Corrow received 1,769 votes as a school board candidate.
Question 1, the operating levy, received 1,454 yes votes (64%) and 802 no votes (36%) with 2,264 total votes cast.
Question 2, which involved the building bond, passed with 1,514 yes votes (67%). There were 747 no votes (33%) cast against the bond measure. There were 2,264 total votes cast for the second question on Tuesday's ballot.
Truebenbach said he was pleased with margin of victory for both education funding questions. The Milaca School Board is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Nov. 12, to canvass election results.
“Those are nice margins,” he told the Union-Times. “This feels great. These election results show the community definitely supported the two questions, and I feel we confident we will be able to continue to keep striving to instill pride and achieve excellence in all we do at Milaca schools.”