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MCSD proposes tax increase for FY' 16

(Source: MCSD) (Source: MCSD)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Muscogee County Board of Education announced its intention to adopt a millage rate for fiscal year 2016 that will require an increase in property taxes by 1.50 percent.

The board determined that this proposed millage levy is necessary to provide the resources needed for all students to achieve as we continue in their efforts to be a premier school district.

The district has noticed an increase in its graduation rate to 76.6 percent increased student enrollment of 331 FTE's, and introduction of new program and enrichment initiatives that have propelled student learning to heighten levels.

This proposed levy will work to restore some of the shortfalls faced by the district as a result of 14 consecutive years of the state's inability to fully fund its share of public education.

Georgia law requires that before the board can set a final millage rate, it must hold three public hearings to allow for public input.

All citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held in the Board Room on the 1st floor of the Board of Education located at 2960 Macon Rd.

The public hearings will be for the following dates:

  • Monday May 11, 2015 at 5 p.m.
  • Monday May 18, 2015 at 6 p.m.
  • Monday June 1, 2015 at 5 p.m.

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