SOUTHLAKE (CBSDFW.COM) – Voters rejected a proposed two-cent tax increase for the Carroll Independent School District’s “maintenance and operations budget during a special election on Saturday.

According to the school district’s website the two cent tax rate would have generated $1.1 million. The tax would have cost the Caroll ISD homeowners an additional $25 a year.

A total of 1,321 Carroll ISD homeowners voted against the tax increase. 919 people voted in support of it.

Carroll ISD faces a $3.9 million deficit for the 2012-2013 school year. The deficit is tied to state funding losses totaling $8 million during the biennium.

The school board must now consider other options like adjusting the fiscal year, changing student schedules, increasing class sizes and restructuring district programs.

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