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Superintendent Discusses Taxes at FPS Board Meeting

According to Fairbury Public School Superintendent Stephen Grizzle, he has heard that some people are blaming the schools for an anticipated increase in taxes. Grizzle addressed that subject at a meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, June 13.Grizzle said, “We’re in the time of year where tax statements are going out and I’ve been told that some people have complained to the county that taxes are going up and word around the courthouse is that it’s the school’s fault.”Instead, Grizzle put the blame on increasing land valuations, “I thought I would highlight a couple of things that refutes that notion. Just a reminder. Ag land valuation...

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