The SCCPSS Board of Education was initially not planning to raise the millage rate, according to draft presentation’s of the budget. The potential increase comes a year after the board lowered the millage rate 0.5 mills.
According to an online survey of about 1,000 people, the community’s No. 1 priority was to keep the millage rate low, but the BOE had a tighter-than-estimated budget to work with this year. The BOE is faced with a $16 million deficit in the FY2024 budget, largely caused by an $18 million increase in state-required employee benefits.
The BOE will hold a public meeting for anyone who wishes to speak about the proposed increase. It'll be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21 at the Whitney Administrative Complex, 2 Laura Street.
This article originally appeared on Savannah Morning News: Taxes on the rise: Savannah-Chatham School Board could raise millage rate 10 percent
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