The Bartow County Board of Education met at their central office on Monday for a called meeting, work session, and business meeting.

The purpose of the meeting was to adopt a tentative millage rate. The recommendation by Superintendent John Harper was to hold steady with a millage rate of 19.20 mils for next year. Derek Keeney proposed a rollback millage rate of 18.713 mils. The board approved Harper’s recommendation by a three-to-two vote with Keeney and District Four member Fred Kittle dissenting.

The board will now hold three public hearings concerning the millage rate before officially adopting it. Those hearings will take place on Monday, August 7th at noon; Monday, August 7th at 6:30 p.m.; and Monday, August 28th at 5:30 p.m.

We will have more on this story during Bartow’s Morning News on Tuesday.