LEWIS COUNTY, Mo. (WGEM) — Missouri voters approved a tax increase to benefit the Lewis County C-1 school district Tuesday.
Although the majority of voters in Lewis County voted against the proposition, it passed due to other counties in the school district carrying the vote.
Lewis County C-1 administrators said the funds are not for new buildings around flooding facilities, but instead intended to just to keep the district operating the way it has.
"There's nowhere else we can cut and if we do it's going to be a detriment to our students," said Lewis County C-1 1st grade teacher Angie Seals.
Lewis County C-1 Superintendent John French said the 80 cents per $100 of assessed property value levy in the proposition would help adjust for changes since the last time an increase was passed around 15 years ago.
"I'm talking the cost of employees, cost of supplies, materials just every day paying the bills everything like that," said French.
Lewis County C-1 tech director Susan Moore said these funds are also important for maintaining the infrastructure that makes online resources available to kids both in the classroom and at home.
Everyone is online everyone is using something. So it's important for us to keep that infrastructure up and going and keep it up to date," said Moore.
The tax rate will come to around $4.33 per assessed $100 of valuation.