Jackson County School System

"Student Success through Leadership, Character, and Performance"

Five-Year Millage History Advertisement & Press Release

In accordance with Georgia state law, Jackson County Schools will be holding three hearings to set the millage rate. It should be noted that the millage rate will not increase from the current 19.131, however; the taxes generated will increase based on increased property value. As such, the hearings, by law, will be held to allow for public input.

The additional revenues are being applied to purchasing additional buses, technology and to offset increased state-mandated county-paid teacher retirement contributions.  

Please see the press relase and associated advertisement.


Please see the Jackson County School System five-year millage rate history. 

Excerpt from the Schoolhouse Squeeze

Please see the chart below. It is from the article published by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI). The article references the increasingly challenging circumstances that we are facing as a community when it comes to educating Jackson County students.

Our county is the only one in the state with three school systems: Commerce City, Jefferson City and Jackson County. As is evidenced by the chart, Jackson County Schools has seen one of the largest decreases in revenue. In a county with three school systems, this is quite a challenge.

Districts with Largest local revenue decline 

Click here to view the document (PDF)

Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

Click here to view document. (PDF)


SPLOST Record of Project Advertisement

Please click here to view the FY 2016 schedule of approved local option sales tax projects. 


The Jackson County E-Verify Number is: 310222

Date of authorization: 03/09/2010.