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Hallsville School District’s proposition 2 passes; what to expect next

Majority of the voters in Hallsville passed proposition 2 during Tuesday ‘s election, which means the Hallsville School District will be receiving an 80 cent operating levy by the beginning of 2018.

The levy is expected to bring in an additional $620,000 to the school district.

John Downs, Hallsville School District superintendent, said the needed money will go to recruitment of highly-qualified teachers and help retain them. He said when they had budget cuts, they had a reduction in staff. He said they did not let any staff go, but they didn’t replace the people who left.

“Teacher turnover is not just a problem for our school district but for many school districts, and one of our priorities is to try to stay competitive by offering a quality salary and benefits package,” Downs said.

Downs said that students should also expect new computers and Wi-Fi, if all goes as planned.

Some of the money will go towards updating and fixing facilities, according to Downs.

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