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Tense moments at Muscogee County School Board Meeting

There were tense moments during tonight's Muscogee County school board meeting as members discussed items pertaining to money and how the superintendent makes decisions on purchases with the Columbus mayor also making a special presentation. 

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson discussed the proposal to thaw the cities property tax , basically eliminating the freeze on a property when the house changes hands through a sale or the owner dies.
School board Chairman, Rob Varner says this is important for equality across the community. 

Things seemed to heat up when members were set to vote on a proposal to reduce the superintendent's $15,000 spending limit to $5,000 or the board would have to approve the purchase. This action on the agenda was voted down six to three. 

New policies on suicide prevention and cyber-bullying and how it relates to students electronic devices were approved but the proposal to reimburse parents for school supplies was not approved. 
 

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