the republic logo

Lamar County School District will not need tax increase to balance its budget


PURVIS, Mississippi — Lamar County School District officials say they will not need a tax increase to balance its budget for fiscal year 2014-15.

Business manager Jennifer Hession tells The Hattiesburg American ( ) the district is asking the county for the same ad valorem taxes as last year — $22.5 million. The current millage is 54.03 mills.

The district's budget is $83.74 million. It has about 9,600 students and 1,300 employees.

The district got about $2.6 million additional dollars from the state this year. Hession said about $1.7 million of that was for the state's new teacher pay raises.

Interim Superintendent Tess Smith said some of the rest of the money will go to hire new teachers.

Information from: The Hattiesburg American,

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.