Glasgow School Board Votes in Favor of Tax Increse, Lessenberrys Vote "NO" PDF Print
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 05:23

The Glasgow Independent School District voted to take the 4% tax revenue increase last night.

A public forum was held at the Glasgow Independent School District Central Office t to discuss the proposed 4% increase in tax revenue by raising the tax rate 2.75%.  Specifically, from 81.2 cents per $100 of assessed value, last year’s rate, to 83.4 cents per $100 of assessed value this next fiscal year.


One citizen asked what would happen if the district did not implement the 4% increase.  Superintendent Sean Howard responded.


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Many other issues were discussed including the mandate of a 1% increase in teacher’s pay.  Other citizens voiced concern over the increasing cost to families who live on a fixed income.


Once the special-called meeting portion of last night’s functions began, school board members voiced their opinions on the matter.  Leigh Lessenberry, one of the two school board members who voted against the 4% increase said he’d like to so more efforts to cut costs.


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Another Board Member, Wade Stone, was in favor of the increase, although he believes the issue should be deeply analyzed every year.


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Leigh Lessenberry and Dr. Barrett Lessenberry were the “No” votes.  Elaine Richardson, Dr. Amelia Kiser, and Wade Stone were the “Yes” votes.


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