Lincoln County school district to host public hearings on ESSER funds, ad valorem proposal

Published 11:43 am Monday, June 20, 2022

The Lincoln County School District will conduct two public meetings today, June 20.

The first is an ESSER Funding public meeting at 4:30 p.m. to hear comments, questions or suggestions regarding these funds. Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds are provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

For any questions prior to the meeting, contact Federal Programs Coordinator/Career-Tech Education Supervisor Robin Case at 601-835-0011.

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Next is a public hearing on its proposed school district budget today at 5 p.m.

At the hearing for the Fiscal Year 2023 budget, a proposed ad valorem tax effort will be considered.

The district is operating currently with a projected total budget revenue of $30,970,830. Of this, 16.63 percent — $5,148,759 — is obtained through ad valorem taxes.

The proposed FY2023 budget includes a projected total revenue of $31,383,063, of which 16.6 percent — $5,208,759 — is proposed to be obtained through ad valorem taxes. This may result in an increase in the ad valorem tax millage rate. Ad valorem taxes are paid on homes, car tags, business fixtures and equipment, and rental real property.

All citizens of the Lincoln County School District are invited to attend the public hearings. Anyone wishing to be heard will be allowed to speak for a reasonable amount of time and offer tangible evidence prior to any vote being taken by the School Board.

Both meetings will take place at the Central Office, 233 East Monticello St., to be followed by the board’s regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m.