Carey income tax renewal in May

CAREY – Carey Exempted Village School District is seeking renewal of a 1 percent income tax on the May 6 ballot.

Carey Superintendent Michael Wank said asking for an income tax is the “fairest way to tax because it is based off of a person’s income.”

“If someone makes more, they are taxed more, and if they make less, they are taxed less,” Wank said.

The tax is to generate about $1 million annually and is to go toward district expenses, including core classes, salaries, extracurricular activities, busing and other basic necessities.

“If this tax does not pass, it would be devastating to the district,” Wank said. “We would have to make more reductions in extracurricular activities and core services.”

“We hope that the community sees that Carey is one of the lowest millage districts compared to other local schools and similar districts,” he said.

Carey is to break ground by early May on a new K-12 facility funded through a 6.5-mill bond issue approved last May.

“Carey has gotten great support from the members of the community. It shows in the schools’ success,” he said. “They can look and see that their tax dollars are used wisely and their investment is the school is paying off.”