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Vandalia-Butler School District Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Vandalia-Butler School District Levy Increase measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the Vandalia-Butler school district area which is in Montgomery County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 4,159 (45.42%)
  • NO 4,997 (54.58%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current school property tax rate. The amount of the increase had been undecided by school officials noting that they would need additional money because of state budget cuts. School officials had planned to ask for further taxes in 2012 but state budget cuts came sooner than anticipated. Without the additional money school officials said that offering programs students want will be more difficult though budget cuts will still likely be made.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

An additional tax for the benefit of the Vandalia-Butler City School District for the purpose of CURRENT OPERATING EXPENSES AND GENERAL ONGOING PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS at a rate not exceeding 6.99 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.699 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2011, first due in calendar year 2012.[3][4]