Tax Levy Question to Appear on Starke County May Ballot

A tax levy referendum will appear on the May Primary ballot for voters in the Oregon and Davis Townships in Starke County.

The referendum is asking voters to approve a property tax rate increase to help create more funds to keep the school corporation operating the way it is now. The increase will not exceed $.19 on each $100 of assessed valuation and it will be in addition to all other property tax levies imposed by the School Corporation.

Due to funding formula changes and the elimination of certain grants that helps keep the General Fund solvent, the Oregon-Davis School Corporation has experienced deep cuts in its budget. If the referendum does not pass, drastic action may be taken.