School District Lowers Millage Rate

The millage rate for the Taylor County School District is decreasing. If officially approved in September, the millage rate is decreasing .407 mills from last year's budget. This will give the Taylor County School District more operating funds for this year's school year, according to Finance Director Bill Hunter.

School board members say property owners could also see more than a five percent decreases in taxes.

Niki Matthews, a Taylor County resident, said, "I feel wonderful about that. Then maybe some other stuff can go to my family and other things like paying the bills, other bills and not just taxes on the house and taxes on this and taxes on that."

The school district's finance director says the millage rate is being lowered because of an increase in property values and state education grants.