“Property owner tax bills on average will be going up by 6.81%,” said board member Stan Jester. “That’s not inconsequential. The state wants school districts to publicize they are collecting more in taxes.
“I suspect that tax bills on average are going up more than that in incorporates areas.”
Two hearings on the millage rate are scheduled for June 10 at 11:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Another is set for June 25 at 6:15 p.m., the day the district’s budget is set to be approved. All will be held at school district headquarters, in the J. David Williamson Board Room, 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd. in Stone Mountain.
So far, district officials have only made a summary budget detail for the 2019-2020 budget available to the public.