A special election Tuesday gives voters in Seaside School District 10 the option to renew a five-year local option tax to fund operations at the district’s four schools.
Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to turn them in at County Clerk’s office, 820 Exchange St., Suite 220; Seaside City Hall, 989 Broadway; Gearhart City Hall, 698 Pacific Way; Cannon Beach City Hall, 163 E. Gower and the drop box at 820 Exchange St. in Astoria.
The question on the ballot asks if the district should renew its $0.52 tax per $1,000 of assessed property value for five years beginning 2016-17.
The measure renews a current local option tax, in place since 2000 to support the school district, which includes Seaside High School, Broadway Middle School, Seaside Heights Elementary School and Gearhart Elementary School and serves students from Seaside, Gearhart and Cannon Beach.
If the measure is approved, the levy will be renewed at the same rate for the next five years, starting with school year 2016-17. Residents will not see an increase because of the local option tax.