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Mehlville School District officials to vote on whether to ask for tax increase

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MEHLVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Monday night the Mehlville School District is expected to hold a critical vote on whether to ask for help from the public.

In the past year, the district has experienced budget cuts and a number of resignation letters from teachers. Now, they want to ask voters for a tax hike.

The district in considering a 50 cent hike, which would be the first tax increase in 30 years if approved. The money is needed because nearly $4 million were cut from their budget this year, district officials said.

The school board will need to approve the measure by August 25 to make it on the November ballot. District officials told News 4 if it is not approved during Monday night’s meeting an emergency meeting will be held on August 25.

Monday night’s meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Mehlville High School library.

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