Wendell

ASHLEY SMITH • TIMES-NEWS Wendell School District superintendent Greg Lowe, right, listens to district maintenance supervisor Ken Pressley at Wendell High School on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The Wendell School District is looking for a new plan to take care of building needs after voters turned down a $3.1 million funding request in March.

ASHLEY SMITH • TIMES-NEWS

WENDELL • Wendell voters decided Tuesday to renew a supplemental levy for the Wendell School District.

The two-year, $155,000 annual measure – which passed with 60 percent of the vote — will help pay basic operating expenses.

The amount has stayed the same since 2006 and taxes won’t increase.

Superintendent Greg Lowe said money will be used carefully and wisely.

“We are so appreciative of having our patrons’ support on this levy,” Lowe said.

Levy money has helped the district through tough times, he said.

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In just a few months, Wendell will be asked once again to decide on a school district funding request after being denied by voters in the March election.

School officials plan to bring a bond back to voters in August to help address facility problems.

Voters rejected a $3.1 million federal bond in March, which carried 0 percent interest.

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