City-schools squabble continues even after settlement
Published: October 7,2013
Tags: appropriation, city, city government, City of Jackson, education, funding, Jackson City Council, Jackson Public School District, lawsuit, municipal, municipality, public education, public school, school, school district, school system, 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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