The School Board wants to rip the people two ways from Sunday. They cannot raise taxes a penny without telling the people specifically what they are going to spend the money on.(Article 10 Section 5 of SC Constitution.)
Mr. Webb (the school district accountant) just wants a safety net like the County Council to catch all of their poor judgment. The 97.5% collectability index should not even be in the budget because the County actually collects about 103% of the budgeted amount. All taxes are paid or the property is taken. The Board has raised our taxes every year by these crooked means.
When you over collect on the existing millage, a special account has to be set up for the overage and either refunded at the end of the year or credited to the taxpayer's account. (12-43- 285 of SC Code of Laws). 12-43-296 does not nor should it come into play when the school board knew they were over budgeting. Next, I want to know where the signed statement is that was signed by the Board per 12-43-285 that is required to put the budget into effect, who signed it, and when it was signed.