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No change to property tax rate in proposed CCSD budget

Members of the Clarke County Board of Education will get a look at the school district’s proposed budget at a work session tonight.

Budget documents prepared by school district staff indicate that the district is expected to start and end the next fiscal year with about $52 in reserves, over and above the proposed $214 million in spending called for in the proposed budget.

The bulk of the school district’s revenue – about 57 percent – will come from property taxes. While the budget proposal does not raise the property tax millage rate, tax revenues are expected to grow on the back of skyrocketing property values in housing-strapped Clarke County. While the school board passed a large millage rate reduction in the 2022 budget, no reduction is proposed for next year, although that could change as the budget process unfolds.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.