Voters approve VBCSD levy renewal

By Greg Smart -

VANDALIA — Local voters on Tuesday approved Issue 11, a 7.11 mill levy that generates $4.447 million annually for the the Vandalia-Butler City Schools. The levy passed 4659-3584.

“Vandalia-Butler City School officials, staff and students greatly appreciate the renewed support of the Vandalia-Butler community passing Issue 11,” said Superintendent Brad Neavin. “We have listened to our stakeholders and promise to remain conservative in our fiscal management.”

“We will direct these all-important dollars where they belong, in the classroom serving our children,” added Nevin. “We do not take for granted the support of our community and will continue to achieve excellence. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the students of Vandalia-Butler City Schools.”

The levy, which has been in place since 1994, accounts for just over 13 percent of the district’s annual revenue.

Voters also elected Mary Kilsheimer and Rodney Washburn to the Board of Education with 4877 and 4458 votes, respectively. Kilsheimer is a current member of the Board and Washburn will be replacing Raymond “Bud” Zupp who did not run for re-election.

By Greg Smart

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