Houston school board approves unchanged millage rate

jmink@macon.comJuly 9, 2013 

The Houston County Board of Education voted Tuesday to use the same millage rate as last year for fiscal 2014 property taxes.

The board gave tentative approval to a rate of 13.34 mills, which is projected to generate about $49.5 million in ad valorem taxes. Board members will vote July 25 to give the millage rate final approval. Board members applauded the move, saying they agreed with leaving it unchanged from the prior year.

Board members also approved a report card policy change for English as a Second Language students. The changes update the policy to reflect the district’s current practice. The biggest change strikes a former clause, which stated students did not receive grades during their first year in the country, said Cindy Flesher, assistant superintendent of school operations.

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