Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

Published on: 6/1/2020

​​NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

The Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and the County of Chatham has tentatively adopted a 2020 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 0.39 percent.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Jessie Collier DeLoach Board Room of the Whitney Administrative Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at the Jessie Collier DeLoach Board Room of the Whitney Administrative Complex, 2 Laura Avenue, Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM.  All meetings will be held in accordance with CDC and State guidelines as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 18.881 mills, which is no increase in mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 18.808 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $187,500 is approximately $5.48 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $250,000 is approximately $7.30.

The 2020-21 Budget will serve as the key operating plan for the school district that now serves more than 37,000 students. This budget will continue the district's focus to deliver high quality educational services where all children are learning at high levels.

All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase.  Should any citizen like to be placed on the public hearing agenda to comment on the tentative millage rate, please call the Board Office at (912) 395-5534 or email Mary.Davis-Brown@sccpss.com no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 and no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.  These public meetings will be offered per the COVID-19 guidelines for public gatherings as established by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Georgia. 

FIVE YEAR TAX DIGEST
CLARIFICATION:  SCCPSS MILLAGE RATE REMAINS UNCHANGED            

SCCPSS is legally required to post a public meeting notice on the tentative Millage Rate as an “increase" because there is no rollback included.  However, the proposed Millage Rate remains unchanged and there is no increase being proposed to the existing budget 18.881 mills.


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