Representatives of the Mulberry Grove Unit 1 and Bond County Unit 2 school districts are excited that voters approved the one-cent facilities sales tax.
It will go into effect on July 1st. The tax will be collected and distributed by the state. The districts should expect their first payment in September or October, and then money will be received every month.
The funds can only be spent on school facilities. It has been estimated that Unit 2 could receive about $600,000 a year and Unit 1 $125,000 to $150,000 per year.
Brad Turner, Unit 1 superintendent, said it was nice to see the public’s support for education.
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Wes Olson, superintendent in Unit 2, said the facilities sales tax will help take the burden off the operations and maintenance fund.
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Only items currently taxed will have the facilities sales tax assessed. All public school districts which have students living in Bond County will benefit from the one-cent sales tax.