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WHAT WE THINK: Flat tax rate not permanent solution for Shelby County schools

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There will be no tax property tax increase for Shelby County Public Schools this year, but that's not going to be a long-range remedy to all the problems schools face.

Wen we learned last week that Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof planned to ask the school board to approve a .5 of a cent compensating rate on tax increases, our first reaction was that this was an astounding accomplishment in this day of expanding educational needs and contracting resources.

But, now, to understand that Mr. Neihof has recalculated and believes he can present a balanced budget with no tax increase, we are beyond astounded.


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