The Christian County Economic Development Corporation have come out in public support of the proposed property tax referendum for Taylorville Schools. Should the referendum fail, Taylorville Schools will be forced to tremendously cut their curriculum, which the CCEDC says would drastically decrease Taylorville and Christian County’s chances of attracting new business.
Mary Renner, Executive Director of the CCEDC said although the organization is typically apolitical, this issue is very important to their goal of attracting new business to the county.
Renner explained how the referendum failing could impact Taylorville and Christian County, leading to less tax dollars overall for the region.
Renner also warned that should the referendum fail, not only could it lead to businesses deciding not to locate in Taylorville, but it could also lead to current businesses struggling due to families moving to areas with better funded school districts.