No break for Coweta school taxpayers

No break for Coweta school taxpayers

Coweta BoE plans to keep its same millage rate, resulting in 3.43% higher tax bills

The Coweta County Board of Education is expected to continue the 18.59-mill property tax rate for 2017, but in doing so will increase property taxes by 3.43 percent.

School system spokesman Dean Jackson on Aug. 4 said the school board intends to keep the millage rate for maintenance and operations at 18.59 mills, where it has been since 2004.

“By maintaining the current 18.59 mills, the Coweta County School System Board of Education will increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 3.43 percent over the rollback millage rate,” Jackson said.

The school board in June adopted a $196 million general fund budget for the new school year, up $2 million over the previous year.

The school board will conduct three public hearings on the tax increase at the board of education office at 237 Jackson Street in Newnan. The hearings will be held Aug. 14 at 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and on Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.