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NORTH SANPETE DISTRICT TO VOTE ON LEEWAY PROPOSAL

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The North Sanpete School District will hold a voted leeway election throughout the district on Nov. 7 in conjunction with the general election.

According to Superintendent Dennis Mower, the leeway, if approved, will not raise taxes but only create a shift in the district levies. Since property valuations within the district are considerably lower than the state average, the levy shift will enable North Sanpete to qualify for additional state funds under the state minimum voter leeway guarantee, Mower said.The levy shift could produce an additional $120,000, he explained.

That $120,000 would enable media centers in the schools to expand and provide more educational materials and equipment such as textbooks, computers and software.

"Sometimes it pays to be poor," a board member commented.