Fixed Income

Dawsonville, GA

#1 Apr 1, 2013
Best school facilities in the State, and we keep throwing money at our schools. The School Board is getting ready to raise your property taxes too.

Are our kids spoiled?
local business owner

Commerce, GA

#2 Apr 1, 2013
I don't think the kids are spoiled, but the some of the people at the boe who control the purse strings are.
happy

Sycamore, GA

#3 Apr 1, 2013
Don't blame the kids or the school board. Blame the state of Georgia that takes almost half of the tax money that Union County Schools are supposed to get and gives it to other "poor" counties. If the state gave Union County Schools their fair share of the taxes needed for a quality basic education, there would be no need for the ESPLOST.
Fixed Income

Dawsonville, GA

#4 Apr 1, 2013
happy wrote:
Don't blame the kids or the school board. Blame the state of Georgia that takes almost half of the tax money that Union County Schools are supposed to get and gives it to other "poor" counties. If the state gave Union County Schools their fair share of the taxes needed for a quality basic education, there would be no need for the ESPLOST.
Union County Sales Taxes hurts fixed income and poor people for school purposes. This means that someone on Social Security, Welfare or Food Stamps has to pay a sales tax on purchases to support Union County schools. The Federal Government pays poor individuals and Union County takes it away for schools. Two thirds of the Union County property taxes go to schools also.
Considering that we only have a few schools in the County, seems to me that Quality Basic education should not have to rely on taking sales tax and property tax money from fixed imcome little old ladies or poor people.
Fixed Income

Dawsonville, GA

#5 Apr 1, 2013
If you consider how much money the LOST's take in for Schools and the money given to the schools by the state, and the local property taxes the schools receive; how much money per student do Union County schools get per year. Anyone know or can you find out?
Pay Up

Bogart, GA

#6 Apr 1, 2013
Fixed Income wrote:
If you consider how much money the LOST's take in for Schools and the money given to the schools by the state, and the local property taxes the schools receive; how much money per student do Union County schools get per year. Anyone know or can you find out?
Out of 180 School districts in Georgia, Union county ranks 29th highest per pupil spending.

http://www.homesurfer.com/schoolreports/view/...
Pay Up

Bogart, GA

#7 Apr 1, 2013
Fixed Income wrote:
If you consider how much money the LOST's take in for Schools and the money given to the schools by the state, and the local property taxes the schools receive; how much money per student do Union County schools get per year. Anyone know or can you find out?
Or take the total revenue the school system gets and divide by 2600.

Appox $25 million divided by appox 2600 students.
Fixed Income

Dawsonville, GA

#8 Apr 1, 2013
Pay Up wrote:
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Or take the total revenue the school system gets and divide by 2600.
Appox $25 million divided by appox 2600 students.
THe link you provided has no dates or reference data. Highly questionable! where the data comes from and even if it includes LOST monies. My guess is Union has one of the highest costs per student in the State.
Blame Lama and rPhillips

Fitzgerald, GA

#9 Apr 2, 2013
happy wrote:
Don't blame the kids or the school board. Blame the state of Georgia that takes almost half of the tax money that Union County Schools are supposed to get and gives it to other "poor" counties. If the state gave Union County Schools their fair share of the taxes needed for a quality basic education, there would be no need for the ESPLOST.
Property values are not in line with market values. Lamar likes to keep property values high so he can claim a low millage rate. The high property values makes our County look richer than it really is (check per capita income). The result is the State is sending money we should be getting to Counties with lower property values. Never trust a loan shark!!!!

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