The Knox Community School Board members last night discussed the cost of the special election held May 7.
“We just gave some information that the original bill from the clerk’s office was $21,721.60, but then it was discovered that there were some mistakes made in that bill,” explained Superintendent A.J. Gappa when discussing the board’s concerns. “Some people turned in vouchers to work on absentee balloting were being paid double for what they were supposed to get. So, the bill was reduced down to $17,732.28.”
Gappa added that there are some questions the board has concerning the estimate given to them before the election. The board was quoted $10,750 before the election and paid a $17,732 claim.
“The big difference of over $7,000 was the main question that the school board had.”
The board hopes to meet with Starke County Clerk Evelyn Skronski and the election board to have some of their concerns addressed.