School Board Prepares for Tax Vote

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The Central School Board met Monday night and received the formal recommendation from the School Facilities Steering Committee.  The committee has recommended that the School Board call a tax election with three items on the ballot.  First, a 1/2 cent sales tax. Second, a 16.5 mil property tax, and third, an additional 16.5 mil property tax.  All of the proceeds would be dedicated to renovation of existing school facilities, purchase of land for additional schools, and construction of new schools.

The School Board accepted the recommendation and called for a special School Board meeting this Thursday to consider the motion. The meeting will be at 6:00 PM at Zoar Baptist Church.  This meeting will be open to the public and there will be time for open comment from the public.  If the School Board votes in favor of a tax election the voters will go to the polls in May to decide which of these taxes they are willing to support.