Voters of Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh USD 410 gave resounding approval to maintaining the district’s 33 percent local option budget, according to unofficial results of mail-in balloting released Tuesday by county clerk Tina Spencer.
District voters cast 612 votes in favor of keeping the current LOB level, against 377 no votes.
Superintendent Steve Noble commended district patrons on the outcome.
“I take it to mean that we’re supported by a great community that understands the importance of public education to their community and our economy,” Noble said. “I’m thankful that our community once again steps up for our schools.”
Had the measure been defeated, the district would have lost an additional $150,000 from next year’s budget, already reduced by the state’s new block grant funding law.
“It provides some stability to our operational funds,” Noble said.
The results will be certified Thursday by county commissioners.