Madison-Plains wants public input on levy choice

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(Posted Jan. 11, 2018)

By Sandi Latimer, staff writer

Madison-Plains Local Schools plans to put either an income tax or a property tax on the May 8 election ballot. School district residents are invited to share their comments on the matter at the Madison Plains Advisory Council meeting set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at Fairfield Township Hall, 9100 Big Plain-Circleville Road, London.

“We want to know what the people in the district prefer,” said Superintendent Tim Dettwiller.

The school board will meet in special session on Jan. 18 to decide which issue to place on the ballot. They will take the public’s comments into consideration. The special session is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the board meeting room at the Madison-Plains elementary building.

Either issue would raise approximately $2 million to help the district with operating expenses.

Issues for the May 8 ballot must be filed with the Madison County Board of Elections by Feb. 7.

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