Voters will get to decide if Blount County adds a wheel tax.
Thursday, county commissioners approved putting the proposal on the ballot for a special election in June. The tax money would be used to help the nearly $7 million deficit the school system expects to face next school year.
The proposed wheel tax would be $35 for every vehicle and $17.50 per motorcycle.
Before voting to put the proposal before voters, commissioners voted that any future increase in the wheel tax would have to be approved by voters.
In total, the tax would raise $2.5 million for Blount County Schools.