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West Valley Schools hope to pass levy in April

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The West Valley School District will take another shot at passing a levy this April.

Voters rejected a proposal earlier this month that would have raised the levy to $17 million over two years. The new levy calls for no increase, keeping the cost at around $14 million. West Valley says they met with many critics of the original plan to come up with this new one. They're more confident this one can pass.

"So we're hopeful that we will pass this next levy for no increase and we will have the state step up as much as possible in this financial climate," says West Valley Schools Superintendent Mike Brophy.

Brophy says a fear of state funding cuts led to the original proposal, but now they may lose less money than they thought. He hopes to hold public meetings next month.