2020-21 BKW district budget and propositions approved, two incumbents re-elected to school board

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Poll workers count the budget and school board election absentee ballot votes on June 16.

BKW school district residents have approved a $23.4 million district budget for the 2020-21 school year by a vote of 838-305. Two other propositions also passed. The vote was held by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the votes were counted tonight, June 16.

Two incumbent candidates, Nathan Elble and Kimberly Lovell, were also re-elected to the Board of Education for new three-year terms beginning July 1, 2020. They ran unopposed for office. Elble received 903 votes and Lovell received 898 votes.

District voters approved two other propositions that appear on the June, 2020 ballot. One proposition sought voter approval to allow the district to purchase three (3) 72-passenger school buses and two (2) 28-passenger school buses at a cost not to exceed $489,000. The district will use $150,000 from
the Transportation Reserve Fund toward the purchases. That proposition passed 797-344.

Another proposition asks for voter approval to transfer up to $90,000 from the district’s Unemployment Insurance Payment Reserve Fund to the Repair Reserve Fund for repairs to capital improvements or equipment. This proposition has no tax impact. That proposition passed 787-344.