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|Monmouth-Roseville Puts Proposed Sales Tax Increse on Hold
|There's a sense among the Monmouth-Roseville School Board that time is wasting if they want to give voters the chance to decide whether or not they'll support a one-percent sales tax increase in Warren County in order to benefit education.
The District-238 Board Tuesday night voted to table further action on pursuing the increase, until a formal presentation can be made to the board on its merits. The United School Board has reportedly tabled it as well. They're the two districts that could benefit from the increase.
That left board members wondering if United's support was even needed in order to get voters to approve it on election day. District-238 Superintendent Paul Woehlke says it wouldn't hurt.
"We do not need United to say 'yes,'" Woehlke said. "It would certainly make passage more viable if they did say yes. The rules are that a majority of the student registrants of the county -- districts that represent a majority of student registrants -- can approach the County Board. And, we, obviously, represent a majority of student registrants."
While the Monmouth-Roseville School District appears to have the largest number of voters in Warren County, some board members said United support is still crucial. But all agreed that the November election is still ideal, instead of any election next year.
Board members Tuesday night also agreed to send out a letter to neighboring districts including United to see what interest there might be in consolidation or some other form or reorganization -- all because of District-238's vote last month to make a million and a half dollars in budget cuts.
|04 15 10 by Newsroom
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