This time, the board said they will limit the term of the 69-cent tax increase to 10 years.
Schools Superintendent Stancy Bond said the revised levy reflects what was heard from voters after the tax issue failed in August.
“It was a disappointment but we listened to the community’s concerns about the duration of the levy and so we added a 10-year sunset clause,” she said.
The August school levy, called Proposition Gold, was an $18-million ask that district officials touted as essential, but the voters didn’t see it that way.
After a series of community listening sessions, board members and district officials sat down and regrouped their efforts.
On Tuesday, the board voted to put the 69-cent issue back on the April 2020 ballot with a 6-1 vote.
The board’s proposal would increase the current rate of $3.6536 to $4.3436 per $100 dollars of a home’s assessed value.
Homeowners’ would pay an additional $131 per year for a home valued at $100,000 for school taxes.
The money would go to upgrade and repair the buildings.
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