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Groups Challenge School Board Opt-Out Vote
Groups Challenge School Board Opt-Out Vote
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April 1, 2015

Three Groups Ready to Oppose the School Opt Out Plan

Three groups are ready to jointly oppose the opt-out decision made by the Rapid City School Board. According to news channel KOTA, South Dakota Citizens for Liberty, South Dakota Campaign for Liberty and Citizens for Academic Transparency are rallying petitioners. The Rapid City Journal reports, 5% or 2,986 valid signatures are required of to place the decision on the June 2015 ballot.

The opt-out plan would provide RCAS with an extra $6 million a year for the next five years by raising property taxes for every $100,000 of assessed value.  For a house, that means an extra $72 per year or $6 per month. For any agriculture land $30 per year or $2.50 per month and $150 per year or $12.50 per month for commercial property.

For more information about the Rapid City Area Schools budget discussion, visit our resource page.  Visit our archives for more articles about area schools.

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