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School Election Results

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The unofficial school election results are in.

The Lockwood School District's building reserve levy passes with an overwhelming yes vote of more than 66%. Tobin Novasio, Lockwood School Superintendent, says passing the building levy will allow Lockwood to increase the amount of security cameras in schools.

"We're looking at the areas with the biggest need, where we have some hallways that there's not a lot of traffic in that would be an area where we have some concern so trying to get those types of things, we'll also put cameras at the front doors," says Novasio.

Parents will be buzzed into the school with a new keyless lock entry system to help the administrative assistant regulate the comings and going of students and visitors.

"It puts responsibility on us too, we have to be good stewards of their money so that we can maintain that trust and we intend to do that," says Novasio.

In School District Two, Superintendent Terry Bouck is happy the general fund levy passes, which will allow SD2 to hire around 15-18 new teachers.

"We're actually going to start the process of interviewing and selecting immediately," says Bouck.

Bouck says that'll help to reduce class sizes and support the master facilities plan by hiring new teachers when new middle schools are eventually built. The technology levy will positively affect elementary and middle schools.

"Interactive devices such as i-Pads, i-Pods, computers, etc. We'll also have these mobile devices that are clickers which are used to asses student learning," says Bouck.

Both superintendents are thrilled the community is voting to support students. In Laurel, the "no" votes outnumber the "yes" votes, for the four elementary school and high school levies. And the same goes for Canyon Creek, Independent, and Pioneer's general fund levies.