The three school systems in Jackson County and the county government itself are hiking their millage rates this year. But while millage rates are going up, the county government, the county school system and the Jefferson school system will still take in less money this year than last year due to a falling county tax digest.
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners will hold two public hearings Thursday, one at 10 a.m. and another at 6 p.m. before voting on a proposal that evening to hike its rate by .25 mills. The unincorporated mill rate in the county would be 8.86 and the unincorporated rate would be 10.12 under the BOC proposal.
The Jackson County School System set its rate Monday night at 19.27 mills, up from 18.9 mills last year. It didn’t change the system’s bond millage rate.
The Jefferson City Board of Education is proposing to set its millage rate Thursday at 4 p.m. at 15.712 mills, up one mill from 2012. The Jefferson BOE is also looking to increase its bond millage from 3.345 to 3.845 mills.
For the full story, see the Oct. 7 issue of The Jackson Herald.