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Board of Education adopts same millage rate

SUWANEE - The rate at which county residents are taxed for public schools will remain unchanged.

Members of Gwinnett's Board of Education voted Monday to keep the millage rate at 20.55 mills, with 19.25 mills going toward maintenance and operation costs for the district and 1.3 mills being used to pay back outstanding debts.

No one commented at either of two public hearings held Monday about the rates. At a hearing held June 4, two parents of students in the Meadowcreek cluster addressed the board regarding problems with Lilburn Middle School and concerns that their rate would go up because their property had been reassessed.

The amount in taxes paid to schools will only increase if property values increase when property is reassessed. A mill is a tenth of a cent.

Board member Daniel Seckinger, in making the motion to adopt the rate, said that it had been a tight, but smooth budget year for the county.

The money collected will fund the district's $1.7 billion budget for the coming school year.