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Guntersville voters reject property tax enhance to construct new highschool

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – 1,366 Guntersville property homeowners voted on a property tax enhance in a particular advert valorem election Tuesday. 

The ultimate outcomes are 795 towards and 571 for the rise.

The rise would have allowed the varsity district to construct a brand new $43 million highschool on the present faculty location.

“It’s greater than only a constructing, we’re investing within the hearts and souls and the schooling of the youngsters in our group,” mentioned Guntersville Excessive Faculty instructor Elishaba Larson.There’s simply a whole lot of structural issues and the design of the constructing is certainly outdated. There’s simply not sufficient house as nicely, so we’re a rising group that wants development in addition to our constructing being extra superior.”

The tax would have elevated property taxes by 7.5 mills which is about $75 for a $100,000 property.

The brand new two-story faculty deliberate would have been capable of home 100 extra college students than the present one however is designed for future enlargement if wanted.

It might have taken between 30 and 36 months to finish.

John Gaines is likely one of the majority who voted towards the tax enhance.

“They raised gasoline taxes a pair, three years in the past, so they’d that plus gross sales tax and so they don’t appear to be telling us the place all that cash goes and that’s the priority I believe most individuals are have is the place is all of it going and why are they so obscure about $50 million. $50 million for a group of 8,000 folks, that’s some huge cash per further pupil and I believe it comes out to 100 further college students for that new faculty. $50 million for 100 college students is somewhat bit a lot,” defined Gaines.

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