There’s still hope that if the budget figures are right, Jackson County School System employees may not have as many furlough days as currently planned.
Superintendent Shannon Adams said Monday that the almost-completed Jackson County tax digest is slated to drop three percent. He warned last month that local property taxes paid to the school system could drop anywhere from five to 20 percent.
Adams said he was “mildly encouraged” about the better-than-expected tax digest numbers provided county tax commissioner Don Elrod.
“Those numbers sound somewhat encouraging — compared to what we talked about at one point in time,” Adams said.
And if the tax digest shakes out with better numbers, it could mean that the school system drops two additional furlough days that it added to the school system calendar last month because of budget concerns.
Still waiting on an email from the powers above to let us know about the 2 additional furlough days to begin with. Had to find out via the newspaper online and word of mouth. Way to build that morale. We're going to lose some top quality teachers, and it has already started.