BELVIDERE (WIFR) -- The fate of the 1% sales tax hike in Boone County now lies in the hands of voters.
The Belvidere School Board voted unanimously to put the referendum on the November ballot. Money from the sales tax would pay off bond debt left from the construction of Belvidere North High School.
Board members say adding this sales tax will reduce the amount the district collects from property taxes, which will save homeowners money, and other school districts will also benefit.
Doug Smiley, Belvidere School Board Vice President, says, "The money collected from the sales tax is distributed by where the students in the district go. It's based on where the attendance levels. So North Boone would also get some of these monies. We also have a little bit of DeKalb."
Certain items, like groceries and medications, wouldn't be taxed.
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