Hub Schools finalize ad valorem tax resolution

The Hattiesburg School Board finalized a resolution Thursday night requesting $16 million in ad valorem taxes for the upcoming school year.
The Hattiesburg School Board finalized a resolution Thursday night requesting $16 million in ad valorem taxes for the upcoming school year.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg School District has finalized its request for ad valorem taxes for the upcoming school year...and the amount is the same as last year. The Hattiesburg School Board adopted a resolution Thursday night requesting just over $16 million in ad valorem taxes.

It's the third year in a row that the board has not asked for an increase in tax dollars.

The overall budget for the school district this year is about $57 million.

"We have managed to try to do our best to manage our resources as best as we possibly can," said James Bacchus, Hattiesburg school superintendent. "We've put forth a little over half-a-million dollars in cuts this year to try to be more efficient. And also, we're funding this year's budget with $1.5 million from our fund balance," Bacchus said.

The school district will present its resolution to the city council by August 15th.

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