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City-schools squabble continues even after settlement

JACKSON — Months after a court order supposedly settled the issue, the Jackson Public School District is once again at odds with the city government over school taxes.

According to emails and a settlement offer obtained by The Clarion-Ledger, the school system contends the city broke the agreement struck in July that set the district’s operational millage at 65.91 mills. The city allocated just 64.79 mills, because city finance officials say that was all that will be needed to support the school system’s $71.8 million budget.

The Jackson City Council last week offered to settle for $451,000 — close to half of the disputed amount. But school officials haven’t given any sign they will take the deal.

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