Saturday, August 13, 2022

Oconee County School Board Members Rejected Arguments Of Citizens For Millage Rate Cut And Then Cut Rate Anyway

***Final Conversation Missing From Video Recording***

Oconee County Schools Chief Financial Officer Liz Harlow told Board of Education members at the start of their final tax hearing last week that state law required them to gather “for the purpose of listening to the public.”

Before citizens were given a chance to speak, however, Board Member Tim Burgess talked for 10-minutes about the importance of the proposed nearly10 percent tax increase–which most citizens present had come to oppose–for maintaining the school system’s fund balance.