Update: Loup County residents vote to keep school open
TAYLOR, Neb. —
In Taylor, residents voted on the future of Loup County Public Schools on Tuesday.
The question on the ballot asked "Shall Loup County Public School continue to operate a high school and therefore a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade district for the 2018-2019 school year?" Preliminary results showed that 311 voted "yes" while 18 voted "no."
The county clerk there said 152 people cast their ballot early, which she said is a record in Loup County.
It's all because enrollment has gotten so low at the school that state law requires the district to close unless residents vote to keep it open.
Right now the high school has only 21 students.
Voters will have to head to the polls each year until enrollment reaches 35.