Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:46:27 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
The Oregon school board voted unanimously to put a levy on the May 7 ballot at their meeting Tuesday.
Board members want voters to know this levy won't cost them any more money than what they're already paying.
The board approved a 5-year permanent improvement levy of 2 mills. It's not a new tax, but will replace the levy that expires at the end of the year. If it passes, it will raise a little over $1 million for major building repairs, technology upgrades, bus purchases, and textbooks.
The levy cannot be used for salaries. Board member Jeff Ziviski said the money will also go to security upgrades at each school.
Putting the levy on a special election will cost the school money, but school leaders are confident it will be worth the price.
"If this renewal is not approved by the community, then that money will have to be taken from our general fund," explained Oregon Superintendent Dr. Mike Zalar. "That will negatively impact the classroom and our educational programs."
If the levy passes, the district said homeowners will pay $61 per year for every $100,000 value of their homes.