Vote ‘yes’ on sales tax for school facilities
A 1 percent school facilities sales tax is on the ballot. It is a “non-property tax” way to provide money to schools in Lee County. I will vote yes. I’d like to express my opinions on a few of the reasons I believe this is a good thing.
Instead of increasing property taxes, schools on a county-wide basis (Amboy, Ashton-Franklin Center, Paw Paw and Nelson), can get funds that follow their students from sales tax paid anywhere in Lee County.
Estimates show Paw Paw would get $137,000 per year, AFC $269,000, Amboy $416,000, and Dixon Public Schools $1,220,000. Each school district can have those funds to use as needed for their buildings.
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