School board to consider tax increase
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Trigg County Schools Food Service Director Paula Dickerson (above, with Trigg County Board of Education Chair Mike Davis) recently received the School Nutrition Specialist Credential from the School Nutrition Association. She received this credential by passing a national exam for school nutrition program management, said Trigg County Schools Superintendent Travis Hamby (below). He said Dickerson shares this honor with more than 1,300 other school nutrition program professionals around the country who have passed the exam since it was established in 1997.</i>
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Trigg County Schools Food Service Director Paula Dickerson (above, with Trigg County Board of Education Chair Mike Davis) recently received the School Nutrition Specialist Credential from the School Nutrition Association. She received this credential by passing a national exam for school nutrition program management, said Trigg County Schools Superintendent Travis Hamby (below). He said Dickerson shares this honor with more than 1,300 other school nutrition program professionals around the country who have passed the exam since it was established in 1997.

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Trigg County Board of Education members could vote for a 3.4-percent increase in property tax rates next month.

At their meeting on Thursday night, board members unanimously voted to set a public hearing for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, followed by a special-called meeting at 7 p.m. They discussed a number of tax rate options. They’ll also have a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11.

“The only way we can keep revenues moving in the right direction is to consider moving the tax rate up, to continually fund the initiatives and the work that we’re doing and maintain the same level of programs that we currently have,” said Trigg County Schools Superintendent Travis Hamby. “We want to continue to be competitive in our salaries, keeping and retaining quality teachers and also recruiting new folks.”

Most board members favored Hamby’s preferred option: increasing the property tax rate for the school from 48.9 cents to 50.6 cents per $100 of assessed property value. It would increase revenue by 4 percent. The property tax applies to real estate, personal property and motor vehicles, but not to watercraft or aircraft.

For the rest of this story, see this week's issue of The Cadiz Record or subscribe to our e-Edition by calling 270-522-6605.
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