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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Tuesday forum to explain school ballot question

  • Harrisburg Unit 3 schools is hosting a forum regarding the ballot question that affects funding for a new high school 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrisburg High School Media Center.
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  • Harrisburg Unit 3 schools is hosting a forum regarding the ballot question that affects funding for a new high school 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrisburg High School Media Center.
    The question is seeking authorization to issue up to $29 million in alternate revenue bonds. These are bonds backed by the 1 percent school sales tax. The law requires back up sources of revenue in the event the sales tax revenue decreases, according to an e-mail from board member Matt Winkleman. In this case it is first general state aid then property tax.
    The scenario where property tax is levied to make this bond payment is inconceivable, according to Winkleman.
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