2,000+ Clevelanders Sign Petition For Vote On Tax Increase

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CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Cleveland School District wants more money for school improvements. Over 2,000 District voters want a vote on the matter. This week Bolivar County Circuit Clerk Marilyn Kelly certified petitions with 2,058 valid signatures. In a press release, Kelly said 790 signatures out of the 2,848 turned in were invalid. The Cleveland School District Board of Trustees did not receive the 190 pages of verified petitions in time to act at their last meeting, so the matter will be taken up when the board meets again on June 30th. The District is seeking a 1.13 mil increase in taxes to fund school repairs and improvements. The increase would cost the owner of a $100,000 home a little under $1 in additional taxes per month.



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