The Chattooga County Board of Education met last night at 7 PM for the first of three public hearings regarding raising property taxes in the county.

The proposed tax increase will be based on new property evaluations.  The County School Board is not proposing an increase in the millage rate.  What this means is, if your property evaluation did not go up you will not pay any more in taxes this coming year.  If your property evaluation went up then your taxes will go up around 3%.  The increase is expected to bring in somewhere around $150,000 to the County School System. 

Also, the board of education accepted the resignations of High School Math Teacher David Whitfield and Coach Todd Bean.

The Board of Education has announced that next Thursday, July 31st, there will be two more public hearings regarding the tax increase.  The first will be held at 8:00 AM and the second hearing will be held at 6:00 P.M. at the Board of Education Office on Middle School Road off Highway 100 in Summerville.

Also next week there will be a called meeting of the Board of Education at 7 PM for the purpose of setting the millage rate for 2009 and approving the 2008 – 2009 Budget.