Disappointed Sparta residents who are losing their school say a misinformation campaign is responsible. W-K-B-T / T-V reports when voters rejected a $2.1 million operating referendum the school district decided it would have to shut down Cataract Elementary School. Residents who had students attending class there say their lives are changing due to misinformation. Sparta Citizens for Real Progress claimed the referendum would raise taxes and it spent $21,000 to get that information out. The Sparta Board of Education says taxes wouldn’t have been raised if the referendum had passed.
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