LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ)- Residents of Logan County have cast their vote towards a historical levy for Logan County Schools worth millions.
The levy that includes security, materials, insurance, trips and salaries passed on Saturday with nearly 90% of the county's support.
According to Superintendent Patricia Lucas the items included in the passed levy are:
1. Safety and security improvements including camera updates, panic alert systems, resource officer, door alarms, radio projects, and general security upgrades valued at $500,000.
2. $600,000 worth of textbooks, technology, travel and classroom supply upgrades.
3. School allocation and student insurance valued at $270,000.
4. $556,000 will go to construction and maintenance of the boards schools.
5. $215,000 in community services including the public library, health department and the West Virginia Co-op extension services.
6. In terms of salaries, the passed levy holds $2.8 million of the boards staff salaries.
7. Service personnel takes in $1.8 million of salaries.
8. $400,000 will go towards substitute costs.
9. Personnel taxes, health benefits and retirement for all employees consumes $1.8 million of the levy.
The last time a levy passed in the county was in 2015 and was designated $2 million in funding for the fire and ambulance departments.