New Push For a ‘Supplemental’ Buncombe Schools Tax
(Asheville Citizen-Times) WNC for Public Education, a group made up of parents and some retired educators, has been looking into the idea of a special tax to boost per pupil funding in county schools and bring it up to the state average. The discussion about the supplemental tax has emerged amid shrinking state budgets and debate over how to fund public education. But it’s not a new idea. Over the years, school supporters tried unsuccessfully several times to convince Buncombe County voters to approve a [new, supplemental] school tax.
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