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Atwood-Hammond School District Levy Increase (April 2011)

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An Atwood-Hammond School District Levy Increase measure was on the April 5, 2011 ballot in the Atwood-Hammond school district area which is in Champaign County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 59 (38.56%)
  • NO 94 (61.44%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy to a rate of 2.75 percent which would go towards helping to pay for general school operational and maintenance costs in the school district.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the maximum annual tax rate for educational purposes of Atwood-Hammond Community Unit School District No. 39, Counties of Piatt, Champaign, Douglas and Moultrie, State of Illinois, be increased and established at 2.75 percent on the full, fair cash value of taxable property as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue instead of 2.15 percent, the maximum rate otherwise applicable to the next taxes to be extended for said purpose?

(a) The district is currently levying educational taxes at a rate of 2.15 percent.

(b) The approximate amount of educational taxes extendible under the maximum rate now in force in said School District is the sum of $911,654.

(c) If the proposition herein is approved the district will be authorized to levy educational taxes at a maximum rate of 2.75 percent.

(d) The approximate amount of educational taxes extendible under the proposed increased rate is the sum of $1,166,069.

(e) If the proposition herein is approved the percentage increase between the maximum rate the district is currently authorized to levy for educational taxes and the newly authorized rate is 27.9 percent.

(f) The total dollar amount of the most recently approved annual budget of the school district is $4,100,884.

(g) The total dollar amount of the annual budget if increased by the full amount of the additional tax which may be levied in the educational fund is $4,355,299.

(h) If the proposition herein is approved, the percentage increase between the total dollar amount of the most recently approved annual budget and the total dollar amount of the annual budget if the full amount of such additional tax were to be levied in the educational fund is 6.2 percent.[3]

References

  1. Douglas County Clerk, April Election Results
  2. Champaign County Clerk, April Referenda list
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.