DUE TO more state funding cuts, Jefferson school leaders will vote on a proposed tax increase of 1.429 mills to fund this year’s budget. That’s a 10.8 percent increase over the current millage rate of 13.283 mills. The Jefferson Board of Education has called a meeting for Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. in the boardroom to set the new millage rate.
Meanwhile, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners got their first look at the proposed county budget this week, a budget that cuts $2 million in overall spending, but that also has a slight (.020 mills) increase in property taxes in incorporated areas of the county. The proposed county budget would for the second year in a row use reserve funds to make ends meet. The county budget cuts county furlough days from 12 to nine next year and adds a few new positions.
For the full story, see the Sept. 19 issue of The Jackson Herald.
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