Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Board Approves Millage Rate Reduction

Published on: 6/3/2021

​​​At the June 2, 2021 Board meeting, the Board gave Tentative Approval of the Recommended Tax Millage Levy of 18.131 mills for the support and maintenance of public education in Chatham County. This represents a .75 mill reduction. The proposed millage rate for Maintenance and Operations is in compliance with the rollback rate calculated by the Tax Assessor as required by O. C.G.A. 48-5-32.1, and as such will not be required to be advertised as a tax increase above the rollback millage rate.

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System continues to have one of the lowest total millage rates of any of the comparable sized school districts in Georgia.  The top ten largest school districts in Georgia are listed below (Included M&O Bond).

DistrictMillage Rate CY20
Henry23.628
Dekalb23.080
Gwinnett21.600
Atlanta20.740
Clayton20.000
Forsyth19.718
Cherokee19.450
Cobb18.900
Chatham (CY21 Recommended)18.131
Fulton17.796


For more information, view the Budget Process Update​.

FY 22 MILLAGE RATE AND BUDGET MEETING SCHEDULE UPDATES
The previously scheduled Public Hearings during the month of June that were adopted as part of the Board's 2021 Meeting schedule have been cancelled.  The Calendar Year 2021 millage rates used in the projection of revenues for the Fiscal Year 2022 budget are 18.131 mills for maintenance (a .75 decrease in mills) and operations and 0 mills for general obligation debt, for a combined millage rate of 18.131 mills. The proposed millage rate for Maintenance and Operations is in compliance with the rollback rate calculated by the Tax Assessor as required by O. C.G.A. 48-5-32.1, and as such will not be required to be advertised as a tax increase above the rollback millage rate.

A public meeting is scheduled for the adoption of the proposed FY22 Millage Rate on June 16, 2021, at 6:30pm in the Jessie Collier DeLoach Board Room of the Whitney Administrative Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah, GA. 

 

CANCELLATION RECAP:
June 16, 2021 Public Hearing #1 11:00 AM - CANCELLED

June 16, 2021 Public Hearing #2 6:00 PM - CANCELLED

June 23, 2021 Public Hearing #3 6:00 PM - CANCELLED

June 23, 2021 Special Board Meeting 6:30 PM – CANCELLED

 

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS (RECAP):
June 16, 2021 FY22 Budget Hearing #2 - 6:00 PM

June 16, 2021 Special Board Meeting for adoption of FY22 Millage Rate and FY22 Budget All Funds - 6:30 PM

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All meetings will be held at the Whitney Administrative Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah, GA.

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