FY21 Millage Rate Information

NCSS Preparing FY21 Budget and Millage Rate
Posted on 07/04/2020
Budget and millage rate informationThe Newton County Board of Education is preparing a 2020-2021 budget based on a total millage rate of 19.788 mills: 19.788 mills for the operational budget and 0 mills for debt service. This millage rate is the same as the millage rate that was adopted by the Board last year.

Although the tentative budget does not reflect a total millage increase, legislation states that if the M&O millage rate is not reduced by the same percentage that the digest increased due to reassessment, (3.98%), the public must be notified that the Board is increasing taxes. That is the purpose of this notice.

Further, since the Board is not reducing the millage rate, in accordance with The Taxpayer Bill of Rights, the Board of Education will hold three public hearings relative to the FY 2021 budget, the millage rates, and the increase in property taxes on the following dates and times: Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, July 21 at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in the E. Wendell Clamp Board Room at the Newton County Board of Education Administrative Offices located at 2109 Newton Drive, Covington, Georgia.