Members of the Homewood Board of Trustees listen as District 153 representatives Shelly Marks, Scott McAlister and Mike Dickover explain the need for a property tax rate increase for District 153. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
Education, Local News

District 153 officials and parent seek Homewood trustees’ support for tax hike

A delegation supporting the Homewood School District 153 tax increase referendum appeared before the Homewood Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Aug. 9, to ask for the board's support for the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot.

After the group's presentation, Mayor Rich Hofeld said the board would consider the request.

District 153 Board of Education President Shelly Marks, Superintendent Scott McAlister and Mike Dickover, representing Citizens for Homewood Schools, made the case for the referendum, which will give voters an opportunity to approve a hike to the district's foundational tax rate for . . .

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