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Financially strapped schools vote to increase taxes

AMORY — The financially troubled Amory School District has voted to raise taxes.

Superintendent Tony Cook tells WTVA that the money will help the school district stabilize.

The district has faced financial difficulty for years and so sought a 7 percent increase in property tax rates.

Amory’s current millage rate is 27, well below the statewide average of 42.

The city clerk says the school tax increase and one pending before the Board of Aldermen together would add about $86 to the bill of the owner of a home valued at around $100,000.

Amory aldermen must vote on the proposed increase before October.

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