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Voters in three NW Iowa school districts approve local options sales tax extensions

UNDATED (KTIV) – Voters in Clay and Dickinson Counties went to the polls Tuesday to vote on an extension of a one-cent local option sales tax for schools.

The program is known as SAVE, or “Secure an Advanced Vision for Education”. School officials say it has no impact on property taxes, and that it raises about $1 million a year for student enrichment.

In Dickinson County, voters in the Okoboji Community School District approved the penny sales tax extension with 336 votes (87.27%) for the extension. Another 49 votes (12.72%) opposed the extension.

Voters in the Spirit Lake Community School District also okayed the penny sales tax extension. 366 voters (96%) approved the extension. Another 16 voters (4%) opposed the extension.

In Clay County, voters in the Spencer Community School District approved the sales tax increase. 147 voters (94.84%) approved of the extension. Just 8 voters (5.16%) opposed the extension.

KTIV Staff

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