Continuation of the one-cent sales tax for education.
That’s the single item listed on the agenda for a Cherokee County Board of Education Work Session taking place next Tuesday (November 10th).
There’s been some debate among the residents of the county as to whether or not the tax is still needed; the one-cent increase came about originally in response to the possible closure of the Career & Tech School under the previous administration.
Last year Cherokee County voters chose to extend the one cent tax, which has been in effect since 2011, for an additional two year period. The tally was 1,582 for, and 1,244 against, in the July vote. At the time Superintendent Mitchell Guice was asking for the additional tax to be a permanent one.
Following the vote, Guice had this to say:
Since that time the Board of Education has seen fit to purchase property in Cedar Bluff with a price tag of $73,500 and $90,000 for homes and land that had belonged to Peggy Pearson and Doris Pearson, respectively – making the average cost per acre approximately $54,000.
That Work Session will take place at the Central Board Office on East Main Street in Centre, next Tuesday at 1:00pm.
That meeting is open to the public.