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School gets legislative reprieve

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By Carolyn Ten Broeck, Editor

Optimism pays off.

Last week Williston City Council President Jason Cason said Levy County School administrators were more optimistic than he was after they learned that a new middle-high school in Williston ranked third and only two projects would get recommended by the Department of Education for funding.

But last Wednesday School Superintendent Bob Hastings received a letter that said on Aug. 15 the Special Facilities Construction Committee deemed the Williston Middle-High School project “a critical need.”

The committee voted to recommend the new school for inclusion in the state’s 2014-2015 capital outlay budget.