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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Escambia County School Board Cutting Property Taxes for 2011-2012

At Tomorrow’s special meeting of the School Board of Escambia County, the agenda will include setting proposed millage rates for the 2011-2012 budget year for Escambia County property owners.
For the typical property owner in Escambia County, the School Board Millage rate is responsible for the largest dollar amount on the overall tax bill.  The majority of the millage calculation formula is dictated to us from Tallahassee—so in most instances we are constrained in what rates we can, can’t, should, or must levy.
The good news for 2011-2012 is that this year our millage rates are going down.
Everything else locally is going up, gas, groceries, electricity, water—but your local school board tax rate is being CUT this year.
It may not be a huge cut, but it is a decrease.

Last year’s total school board levy                            7.860
This year’s total school board levy                            7.821
This special meeting begins at 5:00 PM Thursday, July 21st at the Hall Center in room 160.

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