Provision in plan to lift low-revenue caps has some school districts wary of new referendums

Most of the nine school districts that would be temporarily shut out of a bill to up their low-revenue caps don’t have any immediate plans to ask voters to raise their own taxes again.
The stakes are high: if those districts, who in the last three years have failed to get voter approval on operating referendum, go back to the ballot and lose out again, the three-year clock starts over.
The bill, from Joint Finance Committee Co-chair John Nygren and Sen. Howard Marklein, would offer an additional $6.4 million in sparsity aid and gradually lift the low-revenue ceiling over the next five years.
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