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School tax, incumbents prevail

Marion County property owners will be paying an additional one mill of property taxes from July 2015 until four years later.
Voters approved the increase Tuesday. The issue was placed on the ballot by the School Board to provide for the reinstatement of music and art programs, to help meet the class size amendment and to keep teachers, among other things.
The ballot issue calls for the establishment of a citizens’ committee to oversee the pending of the addtional funds.
The tax was approved by appro9ximately 10-,000 votes.