ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) Voters in the Andover school district approved a local option budget increase but just barely.
Canvassing of provisional ballots in Sedgwick County on Thursday found the issue passed by two votes, 1,591 to 1,589.
The school district lies in two counties. Sedgwick County canvassed its provisional ballots Thursday and added those results to Butler County’s final results.
The Wichita Eagle reports the issue will raise the Andover local option budget by 1 percentage point.
The increase is expected to generate more than $430,000 for the school district, which will be used faculty, coaching and support staff, among other things. The mill levy will also decrease 2.5 mills. It would have decreased 3 mills if the issue had failed.