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Fairview school levy vote passes

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A hard-fought school levy vote came to an end Tuesday evening.

Residents voted 537 to 512 to pass the levy that board members say will add three percent to utility bills for residents in the school district.

Officials say this is the third time they have tried to get it passed because opposing residents say they are taxed enough.

Board members say the money will be used to refurbish school buildings and prevent staff cuts.

School officials say they are very happy about the outcome.

The tax goes into effect immediately.