Gwinnett County School Board Approves Tax Increase

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(Photo by Alyce Henson/Rotary International/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – The school board for Georgia’s largest school system has voted to increase taxes for homeowners in the suburban area northeast of Atlanta.

The Gwinnett County School Board approved the measure at its meeting Thursday night.

officials say the increase will mean an additional $101.80 in property tax on a $200,000 house and $75.80 extra on a $150,000 house.

The board also approved a deal to pay $52 million to regain title to its headquarters building in Suwanee.

The district bought the property in 2004 for $12.5 million. The district then sold the land a year later to private investors for $17 million. The investment group converted the former manufacturing plant into a headquarters for the school system and has been leasing it to the system since then.

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