Election Day is upon Liberal as voters will be heading to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of the capital outlay for the 2009-10 school term. The ballot that voters will vote with will be a 'yes' or 'no' question.
A 'yes' vote allows USD 480 to levy up to 8 mills over five years if they so choose. This year's budget is set for 4 mills for the 2009-10 school term. If the special election passes the 2009-10 budget can't be changed.
A 'no' vote would mean no capital outlay for 2009-10, which means 0 mills.
If the special election fails the Board of Education will have the option to set a new capital outlay resolution next year.
The Board of Education voted to have a special election after local citizen Steve Helm started a petition that asked for a special election that finished with enough signatures to freeze the capital outlay.
Voting will be taking place at the Activity Center from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.