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Board to ask for tax increase to cover operations of schools

The Bledsoe County Board of Education will be asking the Bledsoe County Commission for increased funding in the form of a property tax increase due to a decrease in Basic Education Program (BEP) funding from the state and increased expenses, along with the unknown expenses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Board Finance Director Janice Ritchie said BEP funding is expected to drop by around $124,000, thus leaving a shortfall in the budget the Board already voted to present to the County Commission for approval.

For more see the July 16 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.


  1. Leslie on July 16, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    What is the Basic Education Program? Adult Education currently has ample funding for Bledsoe County and is happy to offer as many classes as the area needs.

  2. Chris Yeargan on July 22, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    We pay enough property taxes as is that’s their answer everytime they need money how about a wheel tax then you get all those people living in rental properties they all have vehicles

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