Voters in Moniteau and Cooper counties selected a pair of new school board candidates for the Prairie Home R-5 and High Point R-3 School Districts in Tuesday's election.
For Prairie Home, voters in Cooper and Moniteau counties selected Jamie Lynn Wallingford and Sandra Waibel as the Prairie Home R-5 School District's newest members. Wallingford picked up 112 votes, good for 41.18 percent of the vote, in Cooper County and an additional 10 in Moniteau County. Waibel earned 94 votes — 34.56 percent of the vote — in Cooper County and added five more in Moniteau County.
The duo was followed by Adam Scott, who gathered 75 votes between both counties.
Meanwhile, High Point R-3's newest school board members will be William (Will) Wright and Luther (Luke) Gier. Wright earned 83 votes, good for 39.34 percent of the vote, and Gier earned 54 votes, or 25.59 percent.
The pair was followed by Katie Parnell and Tawna Dutcher, with 39 and 35 votes, respectively.
High Point voters also approved the school district's Proposition A by a 61.32 percent majority, or 65 votes. Proposition A makes the district's existing temporary operating tax levy of $0.2917 per $100 of assessed valuation, in order to provide additional funds to maintain school facilities and meet other operating expenses. With the expiration eliminated, voters in the district will continue to pay the current adjusted operating tax levy of $4.638 per $100 of assessed valuation.