Belgrade Public Schools face even more cuts in the elementary district after a general fund levy failed in Tuesday’s election.
The levy failed by 171 votes.
The school district was asking for a $711,000 levy to hire more teachers, update the school's curriculum and restore previous cuts.
But now, school officials said they are looking at even more cuts for the three elementary schools, making contract negotiations harder.
“We are in the process of settling a teacher contract and then we will move on to our union and try to make reductions as far away from kids as we can,” said Candy Lubansky, Belgrade Public Schools superintendent.
The high school district’s levy just passed by 43 votes.