Early results show Helena schools’ 3 levies passing, EHPS’ levy struggling

Megan Michelotti

Pre-ballot measures for Helena Public Schools’ three levies show all of them passing, according to early results released after the polls closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

However, a general fund mill levy was struggling for East Helena Public Schools, the unofficial returns showed.

“We’re incredibly grateful to our voters for continuing Helena’s long tradition of supporting our public schools,” HPS Superintendent Weltz said about the early results.

In Helena, the High School Building Reserve Levy, $1.5 million, is passing with 8,217 votes (55%) in favor and 6,702 votes (45%) opposed. For the High School Building Reserve Levy, there would be a $7.52 increase for a $100,000 home on top of the 2013 Building Reserve Levy amount that is set to expire soon.

The Elementary Building Reserve Levy, $3 million, is passing with 7,743 votes (54%) in favor and 6,617 (46%) votes opposed, according to early results. For taxpayers, the Elementary Building Reserve Levy is estimated to be a $19.26 increase annually for a $100,000 home from the amount paid for the 2013 Building Reserve Levy.

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