Tax distribution tops Gainesville schools legislative wish list | GainesvilleTimes.com

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Tax distribution tops Gainesville schools legislative wish list | GainesvilleTimes.com

Currently, Gainesville Schools, the Hall County School District and Buford City Schools must agree on when the tax should come up for a vote and how the money will be divided.

According to Dyer, Buford has asked to receive a set amount of money rather than divide tax monies by number of students.

“Buford has made a proposal of how much they would accept, or how much they would need to have in order to participate, and if we did not agree with that, then they would not agree to have a referendum (on the ballot),” Dyer said. “They do this with Gwinnett County as well.”

Gainesville school board members think it’s more fair to divide the money by number of students.

“I feel as if that’s a lot of money for us, especially because we are still needing to build new schools,” Chairwoman Maria Calkins said at Monday’s work session. “We need to (bring this up) every year until we get equal, fair dollars for each of our children.”

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