MCDONOUGH — The Henry County Board of Education has set the district’s millage rate.

In a unanimous vote, board members kept the millage rate at 20 mills, the highest allowed by law.

Due to a 5.67% increase in the county’s tax digest, the district will collect an estimated $23 million in additional funds compared to last year.

Property owners whose assessed property values have increased will likely see an increase in school taxes despite the millage remaining the same.

By keeping the millage rate the same, district spokesman JD Hardin said it ensures “we have the financial resources we need to meet the community’s demands for educating our students at the highest levels.”

The board held three public hearings as required by law in July. Hardin said they had no public participation in any of the meetings.

Education reporter Heather Middleton joined the for the Clayton News and Henry Herald in 2002.

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