Three school districts have ballot issues in April

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Two small Southeast Missouri school districts have tax issues on the April 3 ballot in an effort to garner more state aid, and a third district has a bond issue on the ballot for the second time since November.

Perryville school officials once again are asking voters to approve a $3.36 million general obligation bond issue to retire existing debt and free up operating-fund money to make needed improvements on the school campus. It takes a supermajority of just over 57 percent to pass the measure, school officials said.

The Delta and Altenburg school districts hope to tap into a pot of state funding for smaller school districts by raising their operating levies. Both of their measures need simple majorities to pass.

Read more in Sunday's Southeast Missourian.

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