(KMOV.com) -- A proposed tax rate increase in O’Fallon, Ill. that would have spared School District 90 massive cuts failed Tuesday.
Voters were deciding on a property tax hike that would move rates from 1.4 percent to 1.89 percent. The measure would have added about $300 per year for a house valued at $210,000, the average price of a home in the district.
That tax hike failed handily, with 65 percent of voters saying no.
Following the results, officials said the district knows how the voters feel, and can move forward.
District 90 had already notifed dozens of teachers they were to be let go if the tax hike failed. Now, they will have to cut some office workers, custodians, electives at the junior high, band, chorus and computers.