Griffin Spalding County School System Finance
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Byron K. Jones joins GSCS from the Glynn County Board of Commissioners where he served as the CFO for five months. Prior to that role, Jones served as the CFO for the Troup County Board of Education for over seven years and assistant superintendent of finance and operations for the Meriwether County Board of Education for seven years. Jones was also the director of finance and administration for the City of Opelika Housing Authority for three years, and an accountant and assistant manager with Kroger.

Jones received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from LaGrange College and master’s degree in professional accounting from State University of West Georgia. 

NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
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The Griffin-Spalding County School System has tentatively adopted a millage rate that will require an increase in property taxes by 3.92 percent.
 
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the Griffin-Spalding County School System Learning Center, 216 South 6th Street, Griffin, GA on September 14, 2021, at 10:00 AM.
 
Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at the Griffin-Spalding County School System Learning Center, 216 South 6th Street, Griffin, GA on September 21 at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. This tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 16.742 mills, an increase of .632 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 16.110 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $100,000.00 is approximately $25.28 and the proposed tax increase for non-homestead property with a fair market value of $125,000.00 is approximately $31.60.

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PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING A PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
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The Griffin-Spalding County School System today announces its intention to increase the 2021 property taxes it will levy this year by 3.92 percent over the rollback millage rate.
 
Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county. When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county indicates there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of tax assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment. This is called a reassessment.
 
When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments occurred.
 
The budget tentatively adopted by the Griffin-Spalding County School System requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate; therefore, before the Griffin-Spalding County School System may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia law requires three public hearings to be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on the increase.
 
All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearings on this tax increase to be held at the Griffin-Spalding County School System Learning Center, 216 South 6th Street, Griffin, GA on September 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM and on September 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Staff
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Byron K. Jones
Chief Financial Officer
byron.jones@gscs.org
ext. 10309

Bridgett Holder
Assistant Director of Accounting
bridgett.holder@gscs.org
ext. 10310
 
Rhenee' Barber
Accounts Payable
rhenee.barber@gscs.org
ext. 10311
 
Ciera Walker
Cash Management/LSA
ciera.walker@gscs.org
ext. 10304
 
Melissa Underwood
Payroll Specialist
melissa.underwood@gscs.org
ext. 10316
 
Salena Jo (SJ) Burks
Payroll Benefits Specialist
jo.burks@gscs.org
ext. 10314