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Benson Public Schools to enact maximum levy amount allowed

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BENSON -- Benson Public Schools will enact the maximum levy amount allowed by the state in 2009.

Superintendent Lee Westrum said Tuesday the School Board approved a preliminary levy worth $1,128,000 during Monday's board meeting. The new levy, he said, is about a 10 percent increase from 2008.

"Nothing really went up for us," Westrum said in a phone interview. " ... But the state continues to decrease their portion of the formula.

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