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

Public Presentations

Contacts

  • Bobby A. Smith, CPA

    Chief Financial Officer

      

    Annette Hartfield 

    Executive Administrative Assistant

    706.826.1114

      

    Cecilia Perkins

    Business Services Administrative Assistant (Bids)

    Phone: 706.826.1298

                                         
     
     
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Taxes

  • NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

    The Richmond County School Board has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase
    in property taxes by 7.79 percent.

    All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on the tax increase to be held at the County’s
    Board of Education building, 864 Broad Street, Augusta, GA on August 17, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00
    p.m.

    A time and place of an additional hearing on this tax increase will be held at the County’s Board of
    Education building, 864 Broad Street, Augusta, GA on August 24, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

    This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 19.312 mills, an increase of 1.396 mills. Without
    this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 17.916 mills.

    The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $125,000 is approximately $62.82 and the proposed tax increase for nonhomestead property with a fair market value of $150,000 is approximately $83.76.
     
     

SPLOST

  • 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.
     
    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 6 of the SPLOST was voted on and approved by the tax payers for the period of July 1, 2022 thru June 30, 2027. 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.
     
     

Tentative 2021 Property Tax and 5 Year History of Levy 8.5.21

2021 Property Tax Digest and 5 Year History of Levy