Atlanta school board to hold hearings on proposed tax increase

Atlanta Public Schools will hold three public hearings to give the public a chance to provide input about a proposed tax increase.  File photo (Alyssa Pointer/alyssa.pointer@ajc.com)
Atlanta Public Schools will hold three public hearings to give the public a chance to provide input about a proposed tax increase.  File photo (Alyssa Pointer/alyssa.pointer@ajc.com)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Atlanta Public Schools taxpayers will have three chances to provide feedback to the school board about a plan to increase the district's property tax.

The school board scheduled a public hearing for 6 p.m. today. There will also be two hearings on July 29 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. All of the hearings will take place at the district’s headquarters, 130 Trinity Ave.

The district plans to keep the tax rate at 20.74 mills. But because of higher property values, that amounts to an effective tax increase of 1.52%.

The increase is estimated to cost the owner of a home with a fair market value of $300,000 an additional $37, according to APS.