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Dawson County Board of Education approves 15.778 millage rate for 2021
Dawson County BOE
The Board of Education building at 28 Main Street. - photo by Erica Jones

At its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, the Dawson County Board of Education officially voted to establish a 15.778 millage rate for 2021. 

The millage rate of 15.778 is the same rate as it has been for several years now, so while the rate will not be rolled back, it also won’t increase from what was levied last year, according to Chief Financial Officer Jamie Ulrich. 

“By law, we can levy up to 20, but that’s not our goal,” Ulrich said. “So we’re keeping it at 15.778 which is no change from last year. So if your property hasn’t increased in value that will also mean no tax increase.” 

Reassessments to property values will ultimately be the deciding factor if property taxes increase, Superintendent Damon Gibbs said. 

Ulrich said that properties that do see a reassessment should only see a tax increase of about $35 per $100,000 in value. 

The 15.778 millage rate of Dawson County Schools is lower than that of many of the surrounding counties, according to Ulrich. 

After a short discussion, board members unanimously agreed to the proposed millage rate.