(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Chewelah uses E&O levy money to fund extracurricular activities and some staff costs….
The final results for the Chewelah Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy is in and 56 percent of voters (1,126 voters) voted in favor of the levy while 43 percent voted no (856 voters).
Stevens County saw a 45.5 percent turnout for the special election in February. This election result is a big win for the Chewelah School District as the E&O Levy money makes up nine percent of the district’s budget and funds sports and other extracurricular activities along with staff and administrative costs as well.
Property taxes will not go up for land owners in the Chewelah School District as it replaced an expiring E&O levy that served the same purpose.
Onion Creek, Loon Lake, Columbia and Northport School Districts also passed similar levy’s by large margins as well.