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Gregory voters consider opt-out Tuesday

GREGORY — Voters in the Gregory School District will decide Tuesday whether to approve a proposed three-year, $300,000 opt-out.

The opt-out would allow the district to collect an extra $300,000 per year above the state property tax limits for three years. An opt-out is an action by a local government that allows it to enact bigger annual increases in property-tax collections than state-imposed limits would otherwise allow.

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The polling booths, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., will be located in the lobby of Gregory High School. Any registered voter within the Gregory School District is able to vote on the proposed opt-out.

Gregory Superintendent Sara Klein said if the opt-out is approved, the additional funds will be used to make up for budget cuts the district has made in the last three years and possibly hiring additional staff.

The district does not currently have an opt-out in place.