Chief Financial Officer
The Chief Financial Officer's Office includes many vital departments, services, and programs for all schools, departments, and the community.
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the following departments:
Business Office and Bids
Budget and Finance
FY 2024 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 2024 Board of Education budget meeting dates which will be held in the School System’s board room, 864 Broad Street, Augusta, GA. Time will be made available for public input at the two public hearing meetings.
In addition, the budgets will be available on the school system’s website after May 16 below and the detailed operating budgets will be available at: http://www.rcboe.org/finance.
- May 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. – Initial Budget Presentation, Adoption of Tentative Budget
- May 31, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. – 1st Public Hearing on Budget
- June 6, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. – 2nd Public Hearing on Budget
- June 13, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. – Adoption of the Final Budget
NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE (corrected notice 8.9.22)
The Richmond County School Board has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 2.35 percent over the rollback millage rate.
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 9, 2022 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 16, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 17.650 mills, an increase of 0.829 mills over the rollback millage rate. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 16.821 mills.
The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $150,000 is approximately $22.33 and the proposed tax increase for nonhomestead property with a fair market value of $200,000 is approximately $32.48.
Tentative 2022 Property Tax and 5 Year History of Levy 7.29.22
Bobby A. Smith, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Administrative Assistant
Business Services Administrative Assistant (Bids)
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.