by Ivan Foley
Building projects should be ready by the start of the 2016-17 school year.
That is the word this week from officials at Platte County R-3 School District, after a 43-cent tax levy increase was approved by voters at Tuesday’s election. The measure passed comfortably, garnering 55% approval in the Platte County portion of the district, with 2037 in favor to 1685 opposed.
At Park Hill, a school board election for two open seats featured a positive outcome for the lone incumbent on the ballot, Matt Pepper, who topped all vote-getters with 2260 votes. Also elected was newcomer Karen Holland with 1910. Also running were Lathem Scott with 1604 votes and Jeffrey Kingsley with 1534. For more on story.