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Schuyler-Industry Schools Seek Higher Rate

Rushville, IL – The Schuyler-Industry school board is proposing a tax levy about seven percent higher than last year. Superintendent Matt Plater says much of the increase will go to the tort levy fund, which has been shorted by years of tax caps. Plater says residents in the Industry portion of the district will see an increase in their tax rate, but will still be paying a lower rate than when they were in the Industry school district. Plater says at next month's meeting the board will begin a discussion of which classes will be taught in what location. He says the district is gaining pupils and could get more if the Rushville prison opens. Plater says the board will consider making the Industry elementary school building an attendance center for all pupils in some of the middle grades. Other grades would be taught in Rushville buildings.