(KMOV.com) – Several Illinois school districts have all eyes poll results Tuesday as several tax hikes on ballots across the state will determine whether or not districts have to make massive cuts.
Voters in Grant District 110 decided on an 85 cent tax increase Tuesday.
This district has 750 students kindergarten through 8th grade. The superintendent says they’ve cut everything they can, and if the tax hike doesn’t pass the district will have to borrow money to get through the next school year.
Officials are also watching the results of a vote involving O’Fallon, Illinois School District 90.
The district is asking for a 49 cent increase. The measure would add about $300 per year for a house valued at $210,000, the average price of a home in the district.
Electives and special programs will be cut if the tax hike fails.
The district has already started notifying personnel they may be out of a job if the measure doesn’t pass.
Those opposed to the hike are telling the district it needs to tighten its belt even more. The vote is espected to be close.