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Wrong tax totals

The Elma School District’s upcoming Feb. 11 ballot measure for a two-year M&O levy would cost district taxpayers $3.69 per $1,000 of assessed value in 2015 and 2016. That translates to about $370 per year for a home with an assessed value of $100,000. Meanwhile, the 20-year, $8.4 million bond measure is figured to cost taxpayers about 95 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, meaning the taxes on that same $100,000 home will go up about $95 per year for two decades. Due to a reporter’s error, the yearly cost to taxpayers was understated in the Dec. 26 edition of The Vidette.

AS A MATTER OF POLICY, The Vidette will publish corrections of errors in fact that have been printed in the newspaper. The corrections will be made as soon as possible after the error has been brought to the attention of Editor Steven Friederich at (360) 249-3311 or