Grant School District 110 Levy Increase (April 2011)

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A Grant School District 110 Levy Increase measure was on the April 5, 2011 ballot in the Grant school district area which is in St. Clair County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 578 (32.13%)
  • NO 1,221 (67.87%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to add $.65 per $100 of assessed property value to the current tax rate in order to further help pay for the district's education fund. Due to the decrease in state funding, the district sought to find a way for more revenues and thought this increase their best option.[2] The actual property tax increase for residents would have been around $.45 because the district's bond payment would have been completed at the end of 2011 so rates would have decreased slightly due to that. School Superintendent was hoping residents would see the school's needs and realize that the district had continuously cut its budget in recent years and was finding it harder to find more items to cut. The district planed to hold public meetings to help inform voters about the levy and the school's issues.[3]