ST. LOUISVILLE — The North Fork school board on Monday voted to place a renewal of the 1 percent school district income tax on the Aug. 7 ballot. The proposed renewal would go into effect Jan. 1, 2014, and be for a continuing period of time. If approved by the voters, the tax would apply to individuals residing in the district who have earned income. It would not apply to social security benefits, disability and survivor benefits, welfare benefits, child support or workers’ compensation benefits. People who work in the district but reside elsewhere would not be subject to the tax.
The money raised by the earned income tax will be used for the daily operating expenses of the district, which has suffered a $200,000 decrease in state foundation funding, according to a report prepared by Treasurer Jack McDonald.
After an executive session to discuss personnel and property, the board conducted a lengthy discussion about pay-to-participate fees and listened to comments and questions by community members about such fees. The board then established the pay-to-participate fee schedule for the 2012-13 school year.