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MASON CITY, Iowa – Today, voters in Cerro Gordo County are casting ballots in support of two school tax levies for Mason City schools.
The first one was a support tax levy and the second was a physical plant and equipment tax levy.
Tonight, it’s 57% in favor and 43% opposed to the first levy.
And 58% in favor and 42% opposed to the second.
Voter turnout was about 15% for Mason City Schools.
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MASON CITY, Iowa – It’s election day in several communities and some in Mason City are hoping that voters show up and cast their ballots for a school tax levy.
Stacie Till is a mother of two students who attend Mason City schools.
And today she’s participating in the school elections for the first time.
“Its very important for the community as a whole to grow your children and to teach them and this is a big part of our community,” said Till.
While voting to keep current board members or bring in new ones is important to this mom, so is checking yes or no to the school tax levy that’s on the ballot
“And with this support levy it will still be lower than what you were paying previous year and it’s very important to support your school system,” said Till.
But plenty of people in the community have also voiced their opinions against the levy, one argument is that they feel the money should come from a different source or that district leaders should better budget school funds.
Mason City School Superintendent Dr. Anita Micich is hoping this year’s vote is in the school’s favor.
“These are two very important levies for this community to have and I think people need to understand that this is an investment in the children of this community, in the families who work here and live here,” said Dr. Micich.
Voting ends Tuesday night at 8pm.