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To the editor:
On April 5, 2011, the voters will be asked this
question: "Shall the county of Logan, Illinois be authorized to
impose a retailers' occupation tax and a service occupation tax to
be used exclusively for school facility purposes?"
If approved by a majority of the voters, the countywide sales tax
will not be collected for groceries, vehicle purchases, prescription
drugs, medicine, medical supplies, farm machinery, farm parts, car
repairs or haircuts.
Money generated can only be used for school facility purposes,
such as new roofs, energy conservation, safety, security and
disability access. In our situation, we could use the money
generated to correct life safety issues, such as upgrading our fire
suppression system in the kitchen or replacing the gym floor, which
is in very bad shape. We also have a roof that will soon need to be
Up to this point, property taxes have funded most of the money
needed for schools. By passing this sales tax, it is hoped that the
money will be spread over a larger number of people. Over 1 million
people travel through, or shop in, Logan County each year. Every one
of those people who spend money in Logan County will help support
our education system.
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Academic performance of our students is paramount. By maintaining
the physical condition of our school, we will have facilities which
are attractive and contribute to the economic growth of our county.
Children make up 50 percent of our population but they are 100
percent of our future.
If you have any questions, stop by or call Dr. Terry Scandrett,
Terry Scandrett, Ed.D.
Superintendent, New Holland-Middletown Elementary
March 24, 2011]
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