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Property tax hike gains support from Beaufort Co. council

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

A plan to increase property taxes in Beaufort County to outfit thousands of students with iPads is gaining support from the County Council. Several members of the finance committee praised the program on Monday, describing it as critical and potentially life-changing for some students.

The proposed $178 million school district budget includes state-mandated raises for all district staff and a $1.8 million technology plan that would put iPads in some middle and high school classrooms.

The budget also eliminates 30 positions and would bring a property tax increase of about $30 on a $250,000 non-owner-occupied home.

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