The Barrow County Board of Education continues to look for ways to hold the tax assessor’s office accountable for how it applies exemptions to property in the county. The BOE discovered last year that the improper application of a homestead exemption for 16 years resulted in a multi-million dollar loss to the school system.
At the board’s March 3 meeting, chairman Mark Still offered a solution. After meeting with BOC chairman Pat Graham, Still proposed that the BOC and BOE form a joint resolution to perform an “agreed upon procedures audit” on the tax assessors office.
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Chris Aloia spoke to the Barrow County Board of Education about adding hours for substitute teachers. Photo by Alex Pace
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