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BOE approves budget with no tax increase
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Sep 06, 2012 | 800 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Board of Education members look over a map of property in front of the W.E. Knox Center that is currently maintained by the county.
Board of Education members look over a map of property in front of the W.E. Knox Center that is currently maintained by the county.
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Board of Education members adopted their budget last week and set their millage rate without raising taxes.

The millage rate for the board will remain at 16 mills, even though the tax digest lost 2.24 percent, amounting to a loss of $257,106.

Jones County School Superintendent William Mathews said at the Aug. 30 public hearing that the public meetings are designed to keep taxpayers informed.

“We have been talking budget since May, and I think we are blessed to keep the millage unchanged,” he said.

The superintendent pointed out there was a decrease in the county’s tax digest, but it is not a good time to consider burdening taxpayers with higher taxes.

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