Warren Co. BOE votes to pay off school among other issues
By Caitlin Boland

Warren County Schools Superintendent Carole Jean Carey addresses a crowd of Warren County citizens at the September board meeting.
The Warren County Board of Education voted to remove the debt service millage rate and to pay off the school building in its September meeting.
Carole Jean Carey, Warren County School superintendent, gave an overview of where the school system is financially and why she recommended getting rid of the debt service millage rate.
Carey said the school system’s general fund balance is approximately $1.4 million.
“Historically, in 2015, we had $1,087,000 and in 2016 we had $1,297,000,” Carey said. “That is a blessing. For those of you who have been here for awhile, it wasn’t too long ago when we were in the hole $2 million some dollars, so we’re proud of that fund balance.”
The county’s current millage rate is 17.4 which has been the same since 2011. The debt service millage rate, which covers redeeming the bond, also known as paying off the school, or for repair, maintenance, modifications or renovations for the school building, was 2.0.
Warren County property owners will see a decrease in their property tax bills in December because of the elimination of the debt service millage rate. Carey said on a $100,000 house the savings will be $125.
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, see the full story in the Oct. 5, 2017, issue of The McDuffie Progress. To have The McDuffie Progress delivered to your home or business each week, simply call 706-595-1601 to subscribe. Or, follow the link on our home page to subscribe.





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