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Slim margin holds for Laurel’s elementary school levy

Posted at 4:34 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:49:13-04

BILLINGS- After days of uncertainty and a difference of just five votes, Yellowstone County elections officials said the victory of the Laurel elementary school levy will stand.

Friday, Superintendent Linda Filpula told Q2 News she just got word from Yellowstone County that provisional ballots are all counted and those ballots won’t impact what’s already tallied for Laurel.

The $2 million measure will pay for land for a new elementary school. A second, $1 million levy was also passed by voters to improve safety and security at the high school.

This vote comes nearly two years after voters rejected a massive, $60 million bonding plan that included a new elementary school and improvements to all buildings.