Sumter County Council holds off on school district mill increase request

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 6/13/18

Sumter County Council has more time to mull over Sumter School District's request for a 5.48-mill increase after voting unanimously to remove the item from its agenda while it still waits for the district to answer questions posed by council members …

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Sumter County Council holds off on school district mill increase request

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Sumter County Council has more time to mull over Sumter School District's request for a 5.48-mill increase after voting unanimously to remove the item from its agenda while it still waits for the district to answer questions posed by council members during a May 29 budget workshop.

The mill increase is still on the table and will appear on council's next meeting agenda.

Under state law, the school district is entitled to the 5.48-mill increase, equal to about $1,057,121, based on the county's growth.

If approved, $555,000 of the additional funds would go toward creating seven new positions, and the remaining $502,121 would help build the district's fund balance to have one month's expenses on hand.

The school district's budget is already balanced at $131,854,396 and is supposed to be approved after a third and final reading on June 21.