The voters have voiced their opinions, and the support for Oregon-Davis Schools was overwhelming. Six hundred and ninety-nine people voted yes on the Oregon-Davis Referendum, while only 383 people voted no.
Voters were asked whether the Oregon-Davis School Corporation should increase property taxes 19 cents per $100 of assessed property value over a period of seven years. This comes after the state reduced funding for the school, forcing them to make a number of cuts and changes to stay afloat. With the latest announcement from the state informing them that they will receive yet another cut, the corporation came to the community asking for their support… and they received it.
Terry Minix, President of the Oregon-Davis Education Political Action Committee, said previously that with the average price of a home in the Oregon-Davis area being $75,000 – $80,000, taxpayers could expect to see an increase of less than $30 per year– or less than the cost of an extra lunch meal per month.