Dougherty County school board members aren't raising your taxes.
They set the millage rate at 18.445 mills during Thursday's meeting. That's the same as it's been for six years. The system did have to advertise the rate as an increase because they didn't roll back taxes when the county's overall tax base went up.
"The tax digest increased for real property. And state law says that when tax digest increases and applying the same millage rate will increase the amount of taxes on that particular piece of property, then you have to advertise a tax increase," said Ken Dyer, the DCSS Director of Finance.
Board members also approved two new associate superintendent positions, recommended by superintendent Dr. David Mosely.
The move promotes Ken Dyer to Associate Superintendent and Chief Business Officer and Dr. Ufot Inyang to Associate Superintendent for Academic Services.
"They're very important responsible positions and they need to be praised and rewarded for the good job they do. We're fortunate to have them," said Mosely.