Braham School District levy renewal passes, board elected

The Braham School District levy renewal passed Tuesday night with a vote of:

Yes : 433  (82%)
No: 93  (18%)

The Braham School District asked for a continuation of its current levy slated to expire next year. Voters were asked to decide on funding of $275.32 per pupil unit served for the next five years. Funding will be used to continue to maintain and update facilities, as well as update programming and keep class sizes down.

“We are very happy with the results of the levy,” said Braham Superintendent Greg Winter Tuesday evening.  “It shows the huge amount of support and trust we have from the community. I hope that we continue to earn the support and trust of the community as the school board, administration, teachers and support staff continue to do all of the great work for our students.  Certainly, a lot of the credit goes to the teachers and support staff who have worked hard over the last four years to greatly expand and improve upon the educational opportunities our students have gained through the use of the resources from this levy.”

Along with the levy referendum, the district also had three seats on the board that were up for election, with four candidates vying for the three seats.

Candidates included current Board Member Steve Eklund, as well as Allison Londgren, Mike Thompson and Stephanie White.

Vote totals are as follows with the top three vote-getters elected to the board:

*Allison Londgren: 373
*Steven Eklund (Incumbent): 350
*Mike Thompson:  321
Stephanie White: 230
There were also 12 write-in votes for the school board member election.