Anderson County Schools to push for local sales tax

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The Anderson School District One Board recently approved a resolution in support of a one cent local option sales tax which would bring additional funding to all five Anderson County School Districts. The tax is estimated to generate an additional $4,129,038. The funding will be allocated to each school district based on enrollment numbers, District One School Superintendent David Havird said.

According to Havird, the funds will be used for safety and security infrastructure, instruction and technology programs and a Career and Technology Center (similar to what Anderson School District One and Two have) for the other three districts.

The funds can be used for debt service and could result in a tax rollback for property owners and small businesses.

The resolution encourages the local legislative delegation to move forward with a referendum on this issue for the 2014 Nov. general election.