Board won't come back to taxpayers if spring issue passes

If Jefferson City voters pass a bond and tax levy this spring, the school board won't ask residents for a tax hike for 5 years.

That's after a 7 to 0 vote at the school board meeting Monday night. The resolution says there wouldn't be another school bond issue or levy ballot question for five years if the April issue passes.

On April 2nd, voters will decide on the $79 million bond issue that includes an increase of the operating levy by 25 cents per $100 assessed valuation.

The money would fund a large, multi-building campus off Highway 179, near the new St. Mary's Health Center. It would also finance a new elementary school on the eastern side of the district.

Also at Mondayâ??s meeting, school board members noted that the district's budget is stable and staff could see raises next year.