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Savannah voters approve proposition to raise teacher salaries, rejects levy for maintenance

The proposition for teacher salaries passed by a vote of 846 to 702 while the building maintenance proposition fell by a close margin with 785 against and 763 for the proposition.

Posted: Aug 3, 2021 8:35 PM
Updated: Aug 4, 2021 10:45 AM

(SAVANNAH, Mo.) Savannah voters approved a proposition to raise teacher salaries, but rejected a levy for building maintenance at the polls on Tuesday.

The proposition for teacher salaries passed by a vote of 846 to 702 while the building maintenance proposition fell by a close margin with 785 against and 763 for the proposition.

The maintenance levy would have raised more than $4 million dollars over 10 years for school improvements and repairs.

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