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Fox C-6 Places Prop I on the August 8, 2023 Ballot

{May 18, 2023, Arnold, MO} - The Fox C-6 School District Board of Education voted unanimously at its May 16, 2023, meeting to place a tax levy on the August 8, 2023 ballot. Called Proposition I, the increase would allow the District to continue to offer consistent, competitive academic programming and competitive salaries for all staff members, as well as avoid additional budget reductions. 

 

Prop I is an operating tax rate increase of 92.07 cents for each $100 of assessed value. This means the average annual tax increase for the owner of a $200,000 home would be approximately $350 per year, or just over $29 per month. The increase for an owner of a $300,000 home would be approximately $525 per year or about $44 per month.

 

Ongoing Budget Reductions

 

Going into the 2023-2024 school year, the District reduced $5 million from its budget by reducing personnel costs by approximately $2.4 million through attrition and staff transfers, re-allocating 15 cents from the district’s debt services levy to the operating levy to add $1.8 million to the operating budget, delaying a Chromebook refresh cycle, and reducing building and department budgets by $250,000. 

 

Learn More about Prop I

 

To educate the community about Prop I, the District will hold a series of Town Hall Meetings leading up to election day on August 8. All staff, family members, and community members are invited to attend to learn about Prop I and the district’s financial needs and to ask questions. 

 

Fox C-6 Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 7:15 pm

Fox C-6 Service Center

 

Thursday, June 1, 2023, 6:30 pm

Guffey Elementary

 

Thursday, June 15, 2023, 6:30 pm

Antonia Middle School

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 6:30 pm

Fox C-6 Service Center

 

For the latest news, information, and updates, follow the district on Twitter @FoxC6Schools or Facebook and bookmark the website at www.foxc6.org 

 

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The Fox C-6 School District is an award winning National District of Character serving over 11,000 students in Jefferson County, Missouri.

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