Helena school levies pass, East Helena school levy fails

Megan Michelotti

All three of Helena Public Schools’ levies have passed, according to unofficial early results posted Wednesday morning on the Lewis and Clark County Clerk and Recorder/Treasurer website.

East Helena Public Schools’ mill levy did not.

Helena Public Schools’ Elementary Building Levy has 8,340 (55%) for and 6,953 (45%) against. HPS’ High School Building Levy has 8,930 (55%) for and 7,184 (45%) against. The Elementary General Fund Levy has 8,553 (56%) for and 6,798 (44%) against.

People have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to go into the Lewis and Clark County Elections Office to cure their ballot if something is wrong, such as a signature. The results will be official early next week, said election office staff.

So far, there’s been a reported 42% voter turnout out of the 45,477 registered voters in the four precincts that apply to this election.

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Helena Public Schools Superintendent Rex Weltz said he was thankful to see all three levies pass.

“We deeply value our community’s trust and will use this funding wisely and efficiently to help educate this generation of students and those who follow,” he said.

He said the passage of our

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