Voters to Decide on Kinnikinnick Referendum

By: Jorge Rodas
By: Jorge Rodas

ROSCOE (WIFR) – When it comes to money, another local school district is turning to voters for help.

The Kinnikinnick School District is asking for a less than one percent property tax increase that some say will prevent major cuts. Leaders say they’ve been losing money over the past few years because o state funding and property values dropping, they’ve had to dip into their savings.

“Schools are struggling and we’re all looking for the best ways to be efficient and cut back. The state of funding in Illinois at some point there has to be a change. Because we can’t just keep adding to our local property tax owners and expecting them to come through for us to make up the difference.”

School leaders say if the referendum is voted down this month they’ll start right back at square one and shoot for another vote in the fall.

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