Greenville County School District recommends tax increase

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville County school board had approved first reading of a proposed $506.8 million budget for fiscal 2015 that recommends a property tax increase for businesses, owners of rental property and vehicles, according to a report on

The tax increase is expected to generate about $5 million, helping to fill a $12 million gap in the district's projected revenue and expenditures.

According to school district officials, the proposed budget provides a minimum salary increase of two percent for teachers (depending on schedule step), increases and modifies the bus driver salary schedule, provides a two percent raise for other employees, better maintains musical instruments and provides support staff for Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School.

To view the proposed budget, visit the Greenville School District website here.

Read the entire report here.