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By Andrew Christiansen

Lyle levy meeting turns to bullying


Andrew Christiansen

CONCERNED CITIZEN: More than 100 people were on hand at the public meeting in Lyle on Saturday. More than 20 people addressed comments about the school, its budget and levy proposal to administrators and school board members who listened for two hours.

About 100 people were on hand at the Lyle gymnasium on Saturday evening for a discussion about their school. Considering that the school district recently failed to pass its maintenance and operation (M&O) levy, one might have expected the budget to be the primary topic, but it got sidetracked with discussion about other school issues, including bullying, which consumed about a third of the time.

Superintendant Martin Huffman began the meeting by outlining the budget issues, telling the audience that a request for a levy that would raise $758,000, which translates into a levy rate of approximately $2.75/$1000 of property valuation, will be resubmitted to the voters. Huffman explained that...

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