Residents in the Meridian School district will decide in April if they want to pay higher property taxes.
The school district is looking at a deficit of nearly 2 million dollars. The board voted last night to place the referendum on the April ballot. The tax rate would go up 3.85 percent.
If approved, the school district would receive an additional 1.25 million dollars.
The money would go for education, transportation, and other expenses.
The current tax rate in the Meridian School District is 2.7 percent.
The 1st public hearing on the referendum will take place next Tuesday at 7 in the Highland Elementary School in Stillman Valley.