DeKalb County School System Approves Tax Hike

DECATUR, GA (AP/WAOK) – Leaders of a metro Atlanta school system have approved a tax increase to boost revenue.

The DeKalb County school board approved the tax hike Monday by a 5-4 vote.

The tax increase is expected to bring in an additionaly $14.8 million, but school officials say the average homeowner will still pay less to the school system than last year beacuse of falling propoerty values in the county.

Michael Perrone, the school system’s finance chief, says the tax increase will lead to a $1,456 school tax bill for the average homeowner.

 

Written and Submitted by: Asha Staples

More from Jean Ross
Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Atlanta

Watch Dukes & Bell Live
Taz Goes Big With A New Daily Show!

Watch & Listen