ROCHELLE Despite the Rochelle Township High School board voting against a sales tax increase for county schools, the proposal won enough support from other cash-strapped school districts to be placed on the spring ballot for residents to decide.
In November, Anne Noble, representative of financial bond firm Stifel Nicolaus, presented a one-cent countywide sales tax increase to RTHS officials that would fund school facility costs. This tax increase, which had to pass individually through school districts to reach the April ballot, has passed by 51 percent favorable vote by all Ogle County districts. Taxpayers will now vote to accept or deny the issue in April. The money from the tax increase can be used in the specific areas that include facility costs, additions, architect planning and security to name a few.
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