Amite County schools seek local property tax increase

July 8, 2018

LIBERTY, Miss. (AP) — A county in southwestern Mississippi could increase property taxes to cover the school district budget.

The Enterprise-Journal reports that Amite County schools will request about $3.2 million from county supervisors.

Tax collector Eunice Blake says the proposed increase would mean $3.49 more in for a $40,000 house and about $13 for a $177,000 house.

School board members sweltered with a broken air conditioner as business manager Lyndsey Thornton Latham presented the budget.

Amite County schools plan to spend $10.2 million for the 2018-19 school year.

The district will receive $5.4 million from the state, which is $194,352 less than it received for 2017-18.

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