Tax Increase Approved in Jackson County


In Jackson County, a one percent sales tax increase has been approved. The tax increase will go towards supporting school facilities. The measure passed with 57% of the vote. The funds can be used for new facilities, renovations, security, technology, infrastructure, land acquisition, energy efficiency, fire prevention, parking lots, and building and roof repairs. The money can not go towards direct instructional costs, textbooks, detached furniture, computers, salaries or operating costs.