Maroa-Forsyth tax funding referendum fails to pass
MAROA - Maroa-Forsyth school officials' concerns are growing after a referendum to increase tax funding failed to pass Tuesday night.
Officials say if the referendum would've passed, the district would have received an additional $700,000 in funding, helping sustain school programs and teachers. According to Maroa-Forsyth Superintendent Mike Williams, the district hasn't received any adjustment in state funding since 2008.
Williams says the district has been granted "No additional money since 2008, and just In our own personal lives...you know, how much everything goes up year in and year out and it makes it difficult, but its something that we've gotta deal with and we're still gonna provide a quality education to the students. We just may not have some of the things we'd like to have."