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Voters Head to the Polls Tomorrow in Greene County

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Photo Credit: Michele Skalicky

Springfield voters will decide tomorrow if more money should go to Springfield Public Schools to hire teachers and expand classroom space.

Proposition Teachers for Kids would increase the operating tax levy ceiling of the district by ten cents per $100 of assessed valuation for tax year 2013 and an additional ten cents for tax year 2014. 

Proposition Classrooms for Kids would allow the district to issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $71,650,000.

If the initiatives are approved, the Springfield School District will hire more teachers, replace aging technology and upgrade wireless internet in every school, expand classroom space at Fremont, Hickory Hills and Sherwood Elementary Schools, remodel Kickapoo High School and renovate Glendale High School’s cafeteria and library.

Springfield voters also will decide on two new members of the Board of Education and will choose four members of Springfield City Council—candidates are unopposed in two of the Council races.  And Bob Stephens is running unopposed for mayor.

Voters will also decide if a quarter of a percent sales tax for capital improvements should be continued.

Voters in Republic will decide tomorrow on a one-eighth of one percent sales tax for the operation of their city’s fire department. 

And voters in Rogersville will decide if the city may issue its general obligation bonds up to 3.1 million dollars.  The money would be used for infrastructure improvements.

Fair Grove voters will cast ballots tomorrow in an election that includes a tax levy for their fire department.  If approved, the Fair Grove Fire Protection District will be able to levy a tax not to exceed an additional 50 cents per $100 assessed valuation.  The money would be used for infrastructure improvement and equipment and also to hire full-time firefighters.

And the Public Water Supply District Number One in Greene County is asking voters for approval to issue and sell special obligations bonds for improvements to the existing waterworks system.

 For a look at the ballot:  greenecountymo.org/election/elections_candb_issues.php