By KRISTIE LINDEN
Ringgold School Board members approved a preliminary 2017-18 budget Wednesday night that would require a 3.2 percent property tax hike.
The draft spending plan was approved in a 7-1 vote. Director Larry Mauro cast the lone dissenting vote, and director Jason Gerard was absent.
The $44.3 million proposal calls for an increase of $1.5 million in expenditures. The 3.2 percent tax hike is expected to bring in an additional $546,000 in revenue.
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