The community members of the Deer Park and Riverside school districts have voted on important financial issues related to the education of their children. After a laborious campaign this last February, both failed at the ballot. Not in a position to give up, both of the districts decided to make some adjustments and attempt it again. Deer Park’s levy has passed, while the Riverside levy is tied up and will not be certified until after this has gone to print. Hats off to the community volunteers for both of these campaigns. Levies are hard to pass when the economy is good and become nearly impossible to pass in an economic climate like our current one.
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