Gwinnett school board ready to raise taxes, end furloughs | www.myajc.com

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Gwinnett school board ready to raise taxes, end furloughs | www.myajc.com

Gwinnett County school board members say they held off raising taxes as long as they could, but had to draw the line after eight years, the last three with unpaid furlough days for teachers and staff.

“We were trying to be as frugal as we possibly could,” school board chair Carole Boyce said, “but you can only go so long.”

Later this month, the five school board members in the state’s largest school district are expected to give final approval to a plan to boost taxes on a $150,000 home by $75.80, to $1,231.80, by upping the total school tax rate that has stood since 2006.

The owner of a $200,000 home will pay $101.80 extra in taxes.

A large chunk of the extra money will go to wiping out unpaid furlough days for most of the district’s 20,000 employees. The district had three in the 2010-2011 school year and two in each of the last two school years.

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