This past Tuesday our community demonstrated strong support for our school district by approving the first new local operating funds since 2004. The 1% earned income tax, which will go into effect in 2016, is a lifeline for Northeastern Local, because it allows the district to temporarily avoid a deficit it has dodged for several years. The 394 vote difference in the election represents the largest margin of victory for a school issue in this district in decades. The Board of Education and our district as a whole wish to thank our community for its support! Read on for "facts about the tax."