This item summarizes an article in the News-Gazette on Sunday, November 6, 2022 by Dave Hinton. Read the full article at the News-Gazette.
The Mahomet-Seymour School Referendum asks voters to approve an increase in the property tax in order to build a new junior high school to alleviate overcrowding in the current school.
In this article, four residents said how they would vote and why. Two said they would vote for it, saying that the need is real and Mahomet would protect the quality of its schools. It is better to pay now rather than pay more later on to address the problem. Two voters said they would vote against, saying that the timing is not right for a tax hike now. There is no comprehensive development plan. The current school building is not in such bad shape that it could not be upgraded rather than build a new school
Here is a photo of the main entrance of the Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School. It was taken just before the June 28 primary by
Robin Scholz/ The News-Gazette
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