COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WTVF) — A sales tax referendum passed Tuesday night in Maury County.
The referendum was placed on the ballot in order to go straight to Maury County Schools. It passed by more than 700 votes.
The sales tax will go from 2.5 percent to 2.7 percent. The money will be used to pay county debts and give some relief to the public schools in the district.
A sales tax referendum also passed in in Wilson County with 12,560 for the referendum and 9,082 against.
Wilson County Director of Schools, Dr. Donna Wright released the following statement:
“This is a historical moment for our classroom teachers, both Wilson County and LSSD. I don’t remember a time where we have seen such a grassroots effort to support, honor and place high value on our educators. I can assure our Wilson County tax payers that their investment in our teachers will bring a significant return on that investment as they continue to provide a quality education for each and every student. I am thankful and grateful to the citizens of Wilson County for validating and recognizing our incredible teachers.”