The Roane County Board of Education will be asking for another property tax rate increase this year, according to early indications.
“Last year, we asked for 14-cent tax increase,” school system business manager Eric Harbin said. “What we want to do this next year is ask for 8 cents.”
The county’s current property tax rate is $2.18 per $100 valuation. Harbin said an 8-cent increase would generate about $904,000 for the school system.
The school board didn’t get the 14-cent increase it asked for last year.