Montgomery County Schools 'disappointed' after tax increase to pay for new schools fails

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) In Montgomery County real estate taxes will not go up and some people are disappointed.

The board of supervisors voted down the proposal Monday night.

Money from the tax increase would have funded two new school projects in Christiansburg.

Friday the superintendent showed us the cramped rooms and overcrowded classrooms inside Christiansburg High School.

Some classes are meeting in trailers. Now the school system is planning to focus on smaller projects to updates the buildings.

"We're disappointed because without the increase in revenue it's going to delay projects in Christiansburg," said Dr. Mark Miear, the schools superintendent. "It could create some equity issues."

Without the tax increase, it may not be until after 2024 before new schools can be built.