Voters Approve Tax Hike to Help Schools

Voters Approve Tax Hike to Help Schools

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(Salt Lake City-- KSL TV) Voters in the Jordan and Granite School Districts have approved bond and leeway taxes to help their public schools.

The measures passed by more than two-thirds in both districts.

In the Jordan District 69 percent of voters said 'yes' to the $281 million bond to build new schools and renovate existing schools.

As for the voted leeway tax, 60 percent of voters are for it.

This means district residents will see a property tax hike of $33 on a $100,000 home, phased in over the next 10 years.

As for the Granite District's voted leeway election, 61 percent of voters approved the measure that will increase property taxes about $17 on a $160,000 home.

This tax would generate nearly $3 million for the district and help offset a projected budget shortfall of $6 million.

Both districts say that the money raised from these taxes will go to the building of new schools and the protection of smaller class sizes.

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