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"Teeny-tiny" tax decrease coming from school board -- but better than increase says Superintendent

 

Pickens property owners will see a “teeny-tiny tax decrease” from school taxes with the tentative budget approved by the school board Tuesday night.

Chief Financial Officer Amy Burgess said that the administration was able to hold the millage rate the same 

as the previous years and with the slightly lower tax digest, this will produce a less than 1 percent decrease in the tax revenue they receive.

Pickens property owners will see the same millage rate this year as they have seen the past two years, 15.97 mils.

Superintendent Ben Desper told members of the school board, “It’s a teeny-tiny decrease, but that is better than an increase.”

See further comments on what has the superintendent and finance director concerned going further and how the administration had to “overcome” $1.8 million in budget issues to hold the millage flat in next week’s print edition.


 

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