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BOISE -- Idaho voters have passed most of the supplemental school levies put before them.

Money from levies approved Tuesday is used to fill gaps between state funding and the cost of running school districts.

Voters in the Twin Falls School District, Jerome School District and Gooding School District agreed to increases in property tax to pay for schools. But voters in the Cassia County School District rejected a third attempt at a facilities bond.

In Twin Falls, voters passed a two-year levy worth $7.5 million.

The Twin Falls School District said this money will cover the cost of maintaining and operating school for the next two years along with restoring as many student and teacher contract days as possible.

In Garden Valley, the school board was asking for a $450,000levy for two years. The results are unofficial but it did not pass. There were 402 no votes --to 181 yes votes.

In Wilder, a $210,000 maintenance and operations levy did not pass. It drew only 42 percent support -- 119 yes votes to 166 no votes.

In the Vallivue School District, a $4.5 million levy passed with 404 votesin favor and 326 opposed tothe levy. A simple majority was required for passage.

In northern Idaho, supplemental levies passed in the Coeur d'Alene School District and Post Falls.

Hit with the loss of millions of dollars in state funding, many districts in recent years have turned to local taxpayers to help make up the difference.

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