A Taxing Situation: The Effect of Replacing School Property Tax with a 3-Cent Sales Tax









A Taxing Situation: The Effect of Replacing School Property Tax with a 3-Cent Sales Tax

Georgians are being asked to have a say in how public education in the state is funded. How they respond could have serious, negative consequences for our schools. A proposal now under consideration (House Resolution 58) would eliminate the property tax as a source of public school funding and replace it totally with a dedicated statewide sales tax.

A number of organizations and taxpayers are working to ensure that the funding of Georgia's public schools is not based on a single volatile and regressive source of revenue. These organizations include: Georgia PTA, Georgia Association of Educational Leaders, Georgia School Boards Association, Georgia Association of Educators, Professional Association of Georgia Educators, Georgia Music Educators Association, and Georgia School Superintendents Association.

Gwinnett County Public Schools opposes funding public education solelywith a statewide sales tax. At its September 2005 meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education adopted a resolution opposing House Resolution 58. Click here for a copy of this resolution.

Click here for a Gwinnett position paper on the situation.

Click here for a link to the full text of the resolution.

Click here for information on how to contact your legislators.