Jackson County is tardy in making property lease payments to the Jackson County School Board. Records released at a school board meeting Monday show the county owes $71,992 in overdue 16th section lease payments on county-used property.
School trust lands must be used be used for the benefit of public education. Some of the debt goes back three years, although state law says a lease agreement can be terminated after a 60-day default. ``They're not just late, they're delinquent,'' said school board member Randal Turner. ``If they're not going to pay, we need to lease that to somebody else.'' Supervisors were sent a letter of notification from the school board Nov. 9.