Big cuts could be heading to Beaufort County Schools

By Jaime Dailey - bio | email

BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - The Beaufort County School Distirct is hoping county council members will reconsider their request to increase the millage rate to help balance their $175.3 million budget.

District officials say using money from their reserve fund would hurt their credit rating and cost tax payers even more money in the long run.

If passed, the millage hike would increase taxes on second homes, businesses and automobiles. On a $200,000 home it would mean an extra $21.

If the school district doesn't get the money, they're considering reducing their pre-k program and cutting health insurance benefits for employees, just to name a few.

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