JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi Supreme Court will not reconsider a tax issue involving the Pascagoula-Gautier School District and Chevron.
The decision follows a battle over tax payments that dates back to 2010.
Just last October, the court ordered the City of Pascagoula, the school district, and the refinery to all be included in any trial that focuses on how much Chevron should pay in taxes and how that tax revenue should be divided.
In the past, the Jackson County Board of Supervisors argued the school district had no say in how tax dollars from Chevron should be spent, because the property the company leases is owned by the county. That property is also located inside the Pascagoula-Gautier School District.
The board suggested tax dollars collected from Chevron should be distributed to all schools in the county. The supreme court ruled the school district may levy a tax to maintain its schools, but not schools from other districts.
The school district says it is pleased the court upheld its last decision. Superintendent Wayne Rodolfich issued this statement on the decision: