Of the 452 people who voted, 274 responded to the poll, according to Bob Claus. Of the respondents, 180 voted no and 93 voted yes (one person decided not to vote in the end). The "no" voters were asked why they made their decision. About 18 percent (33) said it was because the budget/taxes are too high. And about 76 percent (136) said it was because of the proposed staff and program reductions.
"That says to me that the community is very unhappy with the proposed staff cuts," Bob Claus said.
The School Board was expected to meet later in the week to discuss re-working the budget and sending it back to the voters by mid-June, according to Blair.
School board, bus vote
With 231 votes on May 17, Kimberly Bauer was elected to replace School Board Vice President Ellen Garland, who tallied 160 votes. This is a five-year term.
And the bus proposition passed 259-196. Residents decided to spend no more than $18,000 for a five-year lease on a 65-passenger school bus.