Villa Grove School District Levy Increase (April 2011)

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A Villa Grove School District Levy Increase measure was on the April 5, 2011 ballot in the Villa Grove school district area which is in Champaign County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 270 (32.1%)
  • NO 570 (67.9%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy to a rate of 2.57 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 Villa Grove Community Unit School District No. 302, Douglas and Champaign Counties, Illinois, be increased and established at 2.57 percent upon all the taxable property of said School District at the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, instead of 2.07 percent, the present maximum rate otherwise applicable to the next taxes to be extended for said purpose?

a. The approximate amount of taxes extendible for educational purposes under the maximum rate now in force in said School District is the sum of $1,205,359.

b. The approximate amount of taxes extendible for educational purposes under the proposed increased rate is the sum of $1,496,508.

c. The total dollar amount of the most recently approved annual budget of said School District is the sum of $7,572,560; the total dollar amount of said annual budget, if increased by the amount of additional tax which may be levied if the proposition is approved, is the sum of $7,863,709; the percentage of increase in the total dollar amount of the most recently approved annual budget of said School District if such total dollar amount were increased by the amount of additional tax which may be levied if the proposition is approved, is 3.3845 percent.

d. The percentage increase between the maximum rate at which such taxes for educational purposes may be levied if the proposition is approved and the annual rate at which such taxes for educational purposes is currently levied is 24.1546 percent.[3]

References

  1. Champaign 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.