Last Tuesday, voters in Piatt County voted to approve a sales tax increase that would benefit area schools.
The one-cent sales tax has been popular for area counties to vote on in the last several election cycles as school districts battle decreased revenues from the state. According to Brett Robinson, Superintendent of Cerro-Gordo schools, he was pleased with the way the election turned out.
Cerro Gordo schools already receive funds from the Macon County sales tax, and Robinson says a blue-print for their plans on the school are already in place. He explains most of their plans involve buildings and grounds improvements.
Many districts who have received the tax have committed to tax relief for their land owners. According to Robinson, they also are going to make that commitment, in fact, that is currently part of what they are doing with the funds streaming from Macon County.
Robinson believes tax relief shows the tax payers their importance to the district and signifies the district realizes they are funded primarily through their revenue and they are being conscientious with those funds.