Montgomery County School District Sales Tax Implementation (November 2010)

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A Montgomery County School District Sales Tax Implementation measure was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for the school districts in Montgomery County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 3,526 (37.75%)
  • NO 5,814 (62.25%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to implement a one percent sales tax which would be used to help pay for school facilities and taxes on school property. The Litchfield school school district was faced with budget shortfalls for the coming year and approved of placing this measure on the November ballot because they thought a sales tax would help with closing the budget gap. Schools will already be increasing school fees to help with the budget issues.[2] On May 17, the county agreed to place the sales tax on the ballot for a county wide vote on the measure. The tax would not have included food or drugs items as well as cars, farm equipment and products.[3] The tax was estimated to be able to generate near $2 million for the schools in the county. The amount each of the four districts would receive would have been based on their percentage of students based on the overall county number of students, with the largest school district receiving 42 percent of the estimated funds.[4]

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