This coming 2009-10 school year, public schools in Anderson County District One are slated to receive funding of $8,194 per child.
Of that sum, $4,053 comes from state government, $656 from the federal government, and $3,485 is locally raised.
Based on those figures (published by the SC Legislature), and with a student population of 9,168, the district’s total budget should be $75 million.
The same Board Trustees also raised personal property taxes on secondary homes, rental properties, vehicles and businesses from a millage of 112 to 118.9. Only one trustee, Wendy Tucker, fought against the hike.
So why the $54.2 million figure? Where is the other $21 million?