South Routt School Board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday |

South Routt School Board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday

— The South Routt School Board will vote whether to endorse a ballot initiative that would raise $2.9 billion for public schools by raising the state sales and income taxes for five years.

According to figures released by the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, the tax increases would net an estimated $263,000 for schools in South Routt in its first year of passage.

The district would be the second school district in Routt County to endorse the measure after the Steamboat Springs School Board unanimously endorsed it Monday.

Also Thursday, the School Board will announce the resignation of District 3 board member Willie Smith. Superintendent Scott Mader said Smith moved to Killdeer, N.D. The district will begin accepting applications for the open seat from community members who reside in District 3, which includes Phippsburg and extends to parts of Stagecoach.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday in the district administrative offices behind Soroco High School.

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