UPDATED: Voters approve Missoula County Public Schools levies, elect new board members

Skylar Rispens

Missoula voters approved both levies for the Missoula County Public Schools district in final results released from the spring school election.

The elementary levy was approved with 11,642 votes for the levy and 7,234 votes against. The levy for $294,791 would have an approximate annual tax increase of $2.78 on properties with an assessed value of $100,000 if approved by voters.

The high school levy was approved by much narrower margins, with 15,668 votes for the operational levy and 13,403 against. The levy would have an approximate annual tax increase of $2.76 on properties with an assessed value of $100,000.

There were 31,672 total ballots cast in this year’s school election out of 87,415 registered voters. 

“We’ve got a pretty high turnout for this election,” said Bradley Seaman, the elections administrator for Missoula County.  

MCPS school board candidates were also selected.

Incumbent Wilena Old Person secured 12,249 votes — the most of any candidate. Keegan Witt had 11,303 votes and Meg Whicher had 10,855. All three will represent MCPS District 1 as trustees for three-year terms.

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Results for the rest of the District 1 candidates include Jill Taber (4,535), Amy Livesay (3,503),

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