The board of education approved the FY20 millage rate during the Aug. 13 meeting. Vice Chairperson Will Wade was not present for the vote. The board voted to keep the current millage rate, 15.778 mills, for the next fiscal year. The millage rate has remained unchanged since 2016. The Dawson County Schools system is projected to collect approximately $21.7 million in local revenue based on the 15.778 millage rate. Financial Director Jamie Ulrich said at the Aug. 13 hearing that the effects of maintaining the millage rate on local property owners is about a 0.64% increase. It amounts to a $12 increase in taxes for a home valued at $300,000.