Atlanta school tax rate this year will be the same as last year

The Atlanta school board approved a tax rate of 21.74 mills on Thursday, the same rate as last year.

This year’s rate includes 21.715 mills for maintenance and operations and .025 mills for debt service.

The rate was approved unanimously by the six board members present.

The district had been delayed in setting its tax rate due to an error by Fulton County, which collects property taxes for the school district and other local governments.

Earlier this summer, Fulton County discovered an error in the way the county calculated property tax exemptions.

Fixing the error has taken weeks, delaying the entire tax collection process for cities and school districts throughout Fulton County.