The answer is simple. If there are not changes on the Freeport School Board, this question will be put on the ballot at every election until it is passed. Vote NO and then vote for changes on the Freeport School Board. Tell the candidates that Freeport cannot afford a higher sales tax or higher property taxes. To make matters even worse, the City of Freeport led by Alderman Tom Klemm and Shawn Boldt would also like to see the City’s portion of the sales tax increased . More taxes are not the solution to every problem. Taxing bodies must live within their means.