You’ll be happy to know the safe that just landed on your head is just 8.7% heavier than it was last year.
The DeKalb County School District announced last week its intention to increase property taxes this year by 8.71 percent.
When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced.
Without the tentative tax increase, the rollback millage rate will need to be no more than 21.829 mills.
Before the DeKalb County Board of Education may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Administrative & Instructional Complex, J. David Williamson Board Room, 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd, Stone Mountain, Georgia
June 06, 2016
5:45pm – 2nd Public Budget Hearing
6:15pm – 1st Public Millage Rate Hearing
6:45pm – Community Input Session
If you would like to be a speaker at one of these hearings, please email Margaret Francois [Margaret_Francois@dekalbschoolsga.org] to request a slot. In your request, please include your name and contact information.