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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