Roane County Commissioner Ron Berry was surprised to hear that school officials don’t have a contingency plan in place in case their request for a 9-cent increase in the property tax rate doesn’t get approved.
Director of Schools Gary Aytes said they didn’t think a backup option was needed.
“We felt pretty confident that’s what we could get,” he said.
The 9-cent increase will generate $1.017 million. School officials are counting on the money to fund their 2014-15 budget.