KEYSER - Mineral County voters overwhelmingly gave their stamp of approval on the county's school levy Saturday, voting 1,701 to 230 to contnue the levy.

Mineral County clerk Lauren Ellifritz said the voter turnout was extremely low, with only 1,936 voters turning out to cast their ballots.

Of those voters, 88.09 percent voted in favor of keeping the levy, which provides funding for additional school supplies and textbooks, teachers' salaries and benefits, travel to field trips and competitions, building improvements, and more.

The levy will continue in effect for five years.