“On the Ballot”
1/4 Cent Sales Tax for Education
Madison County teachers receive one of the smallest supplements in the State of North Carolina!
Each year Madison County loses some of our best teachers to neighboring counties and states who can provide higher salaries!
The 1/4 penny sales and use tax will generate enough revenue to increase teacher compensation!
In addition, monies will be used for capital improvements including elementary, middle and high schools.
The football stadium is in dire need of repair! Parts of it have been condemned.
FACTS ABOUT THE 1/4 cent SALES TAX
The tax will be used for:
1. Higher supplements for teahcers
2. Capital improvement projects
The tax does NOT apply to:
certain farming supplies and vehichles
Who pays this tax?
Both residents and visitors alike! Every time you shop in Buncombe County you pay this tax…and it benefits their schools!
How much money will this tax raise for our schools on a yearly basis?
Nearly $300,000 per year.
It’s time to GET OUT THE WORD!
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