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School Board Continues Tax Increase Discussion

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The Savannah-Chatham Public Schools is still mulling over what kind of millage increase, if any to approve for next year. Officials say without some kind of increase, the district will be millions of dollars in the ref and that the extra money is needed to provide modest pay raises and step increases for teaching personnel who have mot had raises for several years.

 

Superintendent Thomas Lockamy has proposed an increase of 1.5 percent which would require an extra 87 dollars per year from a homeowner with a house worth about $150,000.

 

Today, Superintendent Dr. Thomas Lockamy reported back to the board on an alternate budget plan which would lower the millage rate increase to 1.25 percent. That would collect just 72 dollars per year from homeowners. The board will make a final decision in a few weeks.

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