A levy to upgrade the infrastructure of the Salem City School district has failed on the May 2023 Primary ballot.

The levy failed by 235 votes with 55% of voters voting against it.

District Superintendent, Sean Kirkland tells 21 News the revenue generated from this levy would have allowed for the district to upgrade its buildings and infrastructure.

Kirkland expressed disappointment in the revelation that the levy did not pass. 

"We just don't see this opportunity come along every day. At the end of the day, you have to listen to your voters, but I'm very disappointed," Kirkland said.

School district officials are planning to add the levy to the ballot during the next election in November.