Gregory School District voters rejected a proposed three-year, $300,000 opt-out.
Election officials say the unofficial results from Tuesday were 331 votes against and 280 in favor.
The opt-out would have allowed the district to collect an extra $300,000 per year above the state property tax limits for three years.
An opt-out allows a local government to enact bigger annual increases in property-tax collections than state-imposed limits would otherwise allow.
Gregory Superintendent Sara Klein says the additional money would have been used to make up for budget cuts the district has made in the past three years and possibly for additional staff.
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