School Taxes Renewal -“These are not new taxes; they are simply a renewal of existing taxes that we are already paying”
What is this about?
The ad-valorem tax is related to property tax, (Land) not groceries and other items.
The ad-valorem taxes support local school district programs to the value of approximately $3,178,861.26. Losing this money by voting against the taxes would be detrimental to the education programs and offerings we currently have available for our pre-k through 12th-grade students.
Currently, there are a total of nine (9) mills that will EXPIRE. Eight (8) of these mills are used to pay the debt of the new high schools. The remaining balance as of September 30, 2021, is $6,780,000.00.
The additional one (1) mill funding is used for other current expenses, such as electricity, water/sewage, propane/natural gas, and salaries and benefits over and above the funds allocated by the State Department of Education.
It is important to note that: “These are not new taxes; they are simply a renewal of existing taxes that we are already paying”
FYI: Mill - is one-tenth of a penny
On May 24, 2022, please Vote “For” the ad Valorem Tax, “Our Children are the Best Investment we can make as a Community.”
The Choctaw County Community Education Program provides educational, social, cultural, and vocational programs to adults and children.