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Christian County to Vote on Sales Tax Increase
More students, more money needed, and higher taxes. That's the decision Christian County voters will be weighing April 9. School board members from all six districts in the county unanimously agreed to ask voters to raise the county sales tax by 1 percent. It's estimated to raise an extra $2.2 million a year. The revenue would only be used toward school facilities.
Taylorville superintendent Dr. Gregg Furstenau said they already have a wish list for how they would use the money.
"It would be used for the modernization of North Elementary School, Taylorville Junior High School, and then finishing up the renovation project at Memorial Elementary," Furstenau said.
The sales tax would not increase for certain purchases, like groceries, medications, cars, and farm equipment.
All of the proceeds would be distributed to school districts according to the number of students attending the school who are residents of Christian County.
AP contributed to this report.