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Schley BOE to keep tax rate
steady in spite of challenges
From the Aug. 7, 2013 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
The Schley County Board of Education has announced that it intends to keep property taxes at the same rate this year, just as it has for the last five years in a row.
Officials have proposed a millage rate of 16.68, which is the same rate as 2008 and subsequent years. They will officially vote on it on August 22.
The rate is expected to generate approximately $1,808,352 in property taxes, which is virtually unchanged from last year (up 0.23 percent).
Superintendent Larry Stubbs said it has been a challenge to work with the same tax rate due to a number of factors.
The most recent challenge is the skyrocketing price of health insurance.
Our cost for insurance has gone up by about a quarter million dollars over the last ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.