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Nevada patrons vote to keep millage

By Staff, 09/9/20 9:16 AM

ROSSTON – Voters in the Nevada School District voted overwhelmingly to maintain the district’s millage rate.

In a special millage election, held Tuesday, Sept. 8, the vote was 73-4 in favor of keeping the millage. The district has been in existence for 33 years and has never sought a millage increase. However, as the millage rate was to expire soon, the district asked voters to keep it on the books for another 30 years so it could provide a quality education for the children and families it serves.

Superintendent Rick McAfee made it a point to inform the voters this was not a new tax and no new taxes were being sought. “I would like to thank the patrons of our district,” he said after the election. “This vote will allow us to keep providing the quality education to our students for years to come. I can retire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year knowing we didn’t raise the taxes over my 33-year tenure.”

The special election had been scheduled for May, but was postponed due to the corona virus.