Harmon blames school funding mess on high property evaluations

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The county executive and commissioners want to know why the state considers Roane County the 14th richest county in the state and allegedly able to put more money in the schools.

The answer is because the property in Roane County is evaluated so extraordinarily high.

It is re-evaluated in five-year cycles, and for the last 25 years it has increased in value each time, although we have gone through recession and depression.

Roane County is a rural county, but the state sees us as equal to the more urban Shelby, Davidson, Hamilton and Knox counties.

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