Chief Financial Officer

FY 2025 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 2025 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 14 below and the detailed operating budgets will be available at: http://www.rcboe.org/finance.

     

    • May 14, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. –  Initial Budget Presentation, Adoption of Tentative Budget
    • May 21, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. – 1st Public Hearing on Budget
    • May 29, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. – 2nd Public Hearing on Budget
    • June 18, 2024, During the Board Meeting – Adoption of the Final Budget
  • FY25 Publication Notice of Tentative Budget

Taxes

  • NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE (8.9.23)

     

    The Richmond County School Board has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 10.67 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 22, 2023 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 29, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. 

     

    This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 16.493 mills, an increase of 1.59 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 14.903 mills.

     

    The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $150,000 is approximately $87.45 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $200,000 is approximately $127.20.

     

     

Tentative 2023 Property Tax and 5 Year History of Levy 8.9.23

2023 Property Tax Digest and 5 Year History of Levy

Public Presentations

Contacts

  • Bobby A. Smith, CPA

    Chief Financial Officer

      

    Jeanice Barrett 

    Executive Administrative Assistant

    706.826.1114

      

    Cecilia Perkins

    Business Services Administrative Assistant (Bids)

    Phone: 706.826.1298

                                         
     
     
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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.