Prop 1 supporters rally to help pass tax increase for St. Louis schools

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – City voters on Tuesday will navigate through a long list of bond and tax proposals, with a menu spanning schools, stormwater control and fire equipment.

Sunday a rally was held at Vashon High School in support of Proposition 1, a 75-cent property tax increase to help schools.

Supporters are hoping that voters will pass the proposition, the first in 25-years for the St. Louis Public School district.

If Prop1 is approved, organizers say the funds generated by the tax increase will be uses to continue offering early childhood education, expand character and alternative education options, improve safety and security equipment and personnel, and offer more competitive salaries to teachers and staff.

Organizers of Prop 1 say a lack of support, comes from the fact that not everyone will support a tax increase, particularly on a ballot with five initiatives, all calling for a bond issue or tax increase.

The district says if Proposition 1 is approved it would raise an estimated $27.8 million dollars each year for the district.

Poll will be open from 6 am to 7 pm on Tuesday.