As the state of Illinois continues to struggle to meet its various obligations to school districts across the state, the Bethalto School District has passed a tax levy that goes up again this year. Earlier this week, school board members voted to approve a levy that totals about $8-million, which is up from $7.6-million last year.

Bethalto School District Business Manager Lavon Singleton tells The Big Z while they continue to have to make a dollar stretch further, they try and levy responsibly.

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He says the district has lost about a million dollars a year in General State Aid, and local resources are very scarce as property values remain flat or in some cases decline.

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