Cuts loom as Perham school levy defeated
"We can survive one more year," said Perham School Board Chairman Jim Rieber, "but we're starting to take the core of our system apart."
Perham school district voters defeated the levy referendum by a narrow margin of 1,746 votes to 1,622 votes. The measure would have injected revenues of about $500,000 a year into the school's budget - barely enough money to keep the district in the black for the next three years.
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