Chief Financial Officer
FY 2022 Budget Hearings
Richmond County School System
864 Broad Street – Augusta, Georgia 30901 – (706) -826-1000
NOTICE – THE RICHMOND COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM TO HOLD PUBLIC BUDGET MEETINGS
Pursuant to Georgia law, the County Board of Education of Richmond County hereby informs all Richmond County residents of the following FY 2022 Board of Education budget meeting dates which will be livestreamed. Interested individuals may access the following link to view the meeting: https://live.myvrspot.com/st?cid=NTBjMm
In addition, the budgets are available on the school system’s website: http://www.rcboe.org/finance.
Given current social distancing requirements, the public may ask questions about or make comments regarding the budget at this time by calling in using the following phone number: (706) 826-1304.
- May 18, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. – Initial Budget Presentation
- May 24, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. – 1st Public Hearing on Budget
- June 1, 2021, at 6:00p.m. – 2nd Public Hearing on Budget
- June 1, 2021, at 6:30p.m. – Called Board Meeting – Adoption of Tentative Budget
- June 15, 2021, at 4:00p.m. – Adoption of the Final Budget
The tentative millage rate for FY21 was approved for 18.4190 mills at a Called Board Meeting on August 4, 2020 at the rollback rate. Final approval of the tentative millage rate will occur at a Called Board Meeting at 4:00 PM on August 18, 2020.
The citizens of Richmond County voted for a Special Local Option Sales Tax to support the school system in three major areas: textbooks, transportation, and technology. Phase 5 of the SPLOST was voted on and approved by the tax payers for the period of July 1, 2017 thru June 30, 2022. An oversight committee was formed to oversee the spending of these funds. See the Citizen's Oversight Pay-As-You-Go Committee for more information.