Reminder: GrCo school special election today

Voters in the Greene County school district will vote today on the Revenue Purpose Statement to extend the current SAVE (Secure an Advanced Vision for Education)  1-cent sales tax through 2050.

The 1-cent sales tax is set by the state, but school districts must have in place a Revenue Purpose Statement (RPS) to use it. The RPS on the ballot names the same general uses as the current RPS.

Approving the RPS now will allow the school district to borrow funds against anticipated SAVE revenue past the current sunset date of 2029. That will make available funds to repurpose the current high school into a middle school with the intent of the building lasting another 40 years. (At that time the building will be 100 years old.)

The SAVE 1-cent sales tax has nothing to do with property tax and does not increase property tax. It also has nothing to do with local option sales tax matters.

Polls will be open from 12 to 8 pm at the St Brigid Parish Center in Grand Junction, the courthouse south lobby in Jefferson, and city hall in Scranton.

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