Posts Tagged ‘assessment’

Board of Education chooses system from Wisconsin company

JACKSON —  The Mississippi State Board of Education has approved the use of a K-3 assessment system from Renaissance Learning, a Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.-based provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions. This integrated assessment system will include a universal screener and diagnostic assessment, kindergarten readiness assessment tool, and a third-grade reading summative […] [...]

City expected to make deadline for tax assessment appeal

BILOXI — City officials estimate Biloxi has lost millions since Hurricane Katrina due to low and zero tax assessments by the Harrison County Assessor’s office and they expect to appeal the values by Monday’s deadline. The zero assessment on the Casino Magic hotel tower, Southern Trucking’s concrete plant, Gulf Coast Mental Health Center and the […] [...]

Senators question agency’s fish stock assessments

by MBJ Staff Published: March 1,2013

Tags: assessment, federal agency, federal; govewrnment, fish, fish stock, food, lawmaker, legislative, letter, seafood

GULF OF MEXICO — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have joined a request for a study of how well the federal government conducts its assessment of fish stocks in the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic. The Mississippi Senators signed a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting […] [...]

County goes to cost-approach policy on Section 42 housing

by Associated Press Published: September 11,2012

Tags: assessment, county, government, home, house, housing, low income, property, real estate, tax, value

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County is changing how it determines the value of Section 42 low-income house for tax purposes. Tax collector/assessor Greg Andrews tells the Commercial Dispatch the county will start using a “cost” approach. “The cost approach means I measure a house and price it by the square footage and we note whether the […] [...]

FEMA extends filing deadline for Isaac; MEMA gives update

GULFPORT — After meeting with local officials in coastal Mississippi counties, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) said he is encouraged by the willingness of federal agencies to work with Mississippi to resolve early issues arising from Hurricane Isaac recovery efforts. Cochran, along with Gov. Phil Bryant, met in Gulfport with local and county officials from […] [...]

Officials want changes to new school-rating system

JACKSON — Even before school and district report cards graded “A” to “F” are rolled out for the first time, it’s clear that lawmakers and education officials have a strong appetite for further changes to how schools are graded. In a hearing yesterday, Mississippi Department of Education officials told lawmakers they expect to examine new […] [...]

County’s assessed value expected to increase by nearly $4M

by Associated Press Published: July 5,2012

Tags: assessment, county government, tax, tax assessment, tax rate, tax value, taxpayer

NATCHEZ — Adams County’s assessed tax value is projected to increase approximately $3.8 million this year. And even if residents didn’t get a notice this year that their property had been reappraised, the process isn’t over. The Natchez Democrat reports the Adams County Board of Supervisors voted to receive approved tax rolls from County Tax […] [...]

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