Knox School ‘recallable nickel’ petition suspends tax

Knox County Clerk Mike Corey announced Monday that the number of signatures on the petition of the Knox County Schools ‘recallable nickel tax’ has been verified with more than enough signatures to suspend the tax.

Corey then sent certified letters to that affect to both Knox County Schools Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles and Billy Taylor, the attorney representing the petitioning committee.

The school now has the choice to hold a common school election (paid for by the school) between 35 and 45 days from now or have the tax be placed on the ballot in November 2015.