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School tax rates have been set for the upcoming year following a unanimous vote by the Grayson County School Board.

The group met at a specially-called meeting on Thursday afternoon to vote on the 2014-15 rates, which will bring the school system a four percent increase in revenue over last year.

“That is the way it has been for a while,” said Chairperson Carolyn Thomason of the decision to take the revenue increasing rate.

The school system’s Chief Financial Officer Kerry White said, “This decision is in the best financial interest of the district.”

The new rates will be set at 47.5 cents per $100 dollars of assessed value on real estate and personal property.

In other school news, the board voted to approve an additional fourteen work days per year for the district’s Public Information Officer, for a total of 200 contract days per year.

The position was created two years ago, and according to Superintendent Barry Anderson, “It’s been everything I envisioned it to be and has so much more potential.”

Thomason agreed that the creation of this position has been “A good thing for the whole community,” and mentioned that Caryn Lewis, who was named to the position, “has received several awards and state recognitions” since accepting the job in 2012.

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