Gulfport moves forward on ad valorem tax change

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Now that the Gulfport High School bond has been approved, plans are being set to make sure that money is in the right place. The Gulfport School District held a public hearing Monday afternoon to discuss a proposed ad valorem tax effort.

The district's budget is going from $59 million to more than $61 million for fiscal year 2015, and 36 percent of that projected budget will be made up in ad valorem taxes.

Gulfport Schools CFO Dana Fleming said plans are still moving as expected.

"Our ad valorem tax assess evaluation has been fairly level, no increases. And so our levy will remain pretty much the same other than the bond issue that we will increase taxes for that," Fleming said.

No action was taken this afternoon, but the board is expected to vote on July 7th.

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