Broken Bow School recall election set for Tuesday

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BROKEN BOW, Neb. (KNOP) - The vote to recall school board member and treasurer J.B. Atkins is scheduled for Tuesday. An attempt to set a recall election date for another member, Carl French, was unsuccessful after a judge ruled that a voter-signed recall petition was filed three days too late.

At issue is the Broken Bow Public School Board's decision to cut the district's budget by 5 percent, or roughly 600,000, while lowering the district's tax levy.

The original recall affidavit was filed July 20 by Drew Schendt, a former Broken Bow resident who is now attending law school in Missouri.

The Custer County Clerk's office says polls open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, and close at 8 p.m. They plan to count the ballots Tuesday evening after polls close.

On Wednesday, they will count absentee, mail-in, and provisional ballots. Officials plan to have a final count Wednesday afternoon by 1 p.m.