Capital City residents to pay more taxes to support schools

JACKSON — Jackson residents will soon pay more in taxes supporting the city’s school district.

When 81 percent of voters in 2006 approved a $150 million bond issue to build more schools and improve others, it meant they were willing to have property taxes raised to pay that debt.

But city leaders didn’t raise taxes accordingly, and the school district didn’t push it.

Interim Superintendent Jayne Sargent told The Clarion-Ledger now the district can’t be nice about it.

Although the district hasn’t done an analysis, Sherilyn Miller, the district’s chief financial officer, says it likely will be between 3 and 3.5 mills. One mill is equal to $1 of tax on every $1,000 of a property’s assessed value.


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