GCT school district boundary tugs at Clay Co. pocketbooks
Tuesday, March 12, the Greene County Tech School District’s attempt to increase their millage from 37.49 to 42.44 failed at the polls. There were 1,562 votes against it and 688 votes for the millage increase. This endeavor to increase the millage at GCT by 4.95 mills mattered to the residents of the town of Peach Orchard. These residents live in a small island of property considered to be within the boundaries of the Greene County Tech district because of a consolidation with Delaplaine years ago. And then as a result of Act 60, the Delaplaine school closed and consolidated with GCT in 2007. Peach Orchard’s school district boundary was never reassigned to the Corning School District in Clay County. This GCT designation means that Clay County residents in that area cannot vote in school board elections where their children go to school. This also means that their property taxes go to Greene County and a portion to GCT. Furthermore, Clay County and the Corning School District do not receive property tax revenue from this area of Clay County.
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