MOUNT VERNON — Four area schools — East Knox, Mount Vernon, North Fork and Northridge — had levies on the November ballot, and, according to unofficial results, Knox County voters rejected every one of them.
East Knox asked voters to approve a five-year, 4.97-mill emergency operating levy to help pay for the everyday expenses of the district. About 33 percent of the ballots cast were for the levy, and 67 percent opposed it.
Matt Caputo, superintendent said, “I would like to thank the efforts of all those involved in promoting our efforts. Our Kids Our Future Committee performed admirably and we had parents, community members, teachers, bus drivers and staff members participating with that group.
“I understand the current economic conditions are difficult and I understand where the community is coming from. We are going to re-evaluate our current situation and see how to best serve our kids.”