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PRIMARY ELECTION | Update: Sebring voters support schools income tax renewal

Voters cast 196 ballots in favor of keeping the income tax, or 50.4 percent, while 193 others voted against it, or 49.6 percent.
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SEBRING — A 1-percent income tax will continue another five years in Sebring Local School District.

Voters on Tuesday approved the measure by just three votes, according to unofficial results from the Mahoning County Board of Elections.

Voters cast 196 ballots in favor of keeping the income tax, or 50.4 percent, while 193 others voted against it, or 49.6 percent.

The income tax was first passed in 2006. A taxpayer who makes $50,000 in annual income can expect to pay $500 per year in income tax to the district, or $2,500 over five years, starting Jan. 1, 2022.

The renewal levy will provide funding for the district to maintain current level of operations, including transportation, activities, maintenance and repair of buildings, STEM programming, Social-Emotional Learning and maintaining small class sizes, administrators said.