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District 2155 voters pass levy referendum questions

Wadena-Deer Creek District 2155 voters approved both questions in a school levy referendum Tuesday.

Question 1 passed 1,058-787 while Question 2 passed 947-876, A total of 1,850 people voted.

Question 1 proposed to rescind the existing referendum revenue authorization of $101.17 per pupil with an authorization of $650 per pupil effective for taxes payable in 2010.

Question 2 proposed to increase the school's general education revenue by an additional $150 per pupil.

The net effect is a levy of $800 per student.

The authorization will be applicable for 10 years.

District 2155 includes the communities of Bluffton, Deer Creek and Wadena.

"I am thrilled but I also understand what a commitment it is by the individuals in all our communities," WDC Superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom said. "It says that all three communities support their school."

The results are unofficial until they are canvassed by the WDC school board.