PLEASANT HILL — The Newton Local Schools income renewal levy was unofficially approved by voters 55 by 44 percent on Nov. 3.
Newton Local Schools Superintendent Pat McBride expressed his gratitude for the voter’s support and said he was pleased to have support from the community.
“I think people voted for it because they have seen us spending money wisely, and they see what we do to help the kids,” he said.
The .75 percent income renewal was first passed in 2004 and has been renewed in 2006, 2010 and 2012 with an expiration date of December 2016.
The tax generates approximately $600,000 per year or 10 percent of the total revenue. McBride said the district has been financially prudent and operating with a “pay as you go” approach on recent capital improvements.
Voters approved the levy 596 to 474.
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