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BOE discusses rolling back millage rate
Third and final hearing set for Aug. 20
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The Board of Education building at 28 Main Street. - photo by Jessica Taylor
The Dawson County Board of Education held its first millage rate hearing for fiscal year 2019 on Aug. 7, where board member Will Wade suggested the possibility of a small rollback. The school millage rate has been set at 15.778 mills since 2016, but there is a possibility that it could be rolled back slightly due to a higher increase in the 2018 tax digest than anticipated. When the board finalized the 2019 budget, officials anticipated a 10 percent increase in the local tax digest based on numbers available in early June, which would generate $20.8 million in local revenue if the millage rate was maintained. The 2018 tax digest numbers were finalized at the end of June and showed that the tax digest increased by 12.69 percent, more than the board projected according to Superintendent Damon Gibbs.