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DeKalb County School System Approves Tax Hike

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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

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