Washington County Children Services Seeking Levy

Cut in 2008 from funding problems, the Washington County Prevention Program comes back to the ballot in Washington County.

It's designed to help children suffering from abuse and neglect.

Washington County Children Services wants to bring back the School Outreach Prevention Program.

It puts prevention specialists in the schools to work with teachers, children and families.

Supporters of the program say since it ended costs have actually skyrocketed.

"Work with families, help them understand what it is we are trying to help them with and what area of their lives we can help them improve upon. The betterment of the children the families and the community," says Jamie Vuksic, Executive Director of Washington County Children Services.

There would be no additional cost to the school districts.

The levy is .55 mills.

That is five and a half cents per hundred dollars of property value.

It will be on November's ballot.

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