The Columbia County School Board said Tuesday they might look to the county government for help solving their budget woes.
The county Tax Commissioner’s Office charges the school system 2.5 percent of taxes collected on its behalf each school year.
The board agreed during a budget study session to send a letter to county commissioners asking them to cut that percentage.
Superintendent Charles Nagle told the board that just half a percent cut would save the school system nearly $400,000.
The school system is about $1 million short in revenues to balance a proposed $174 million budget for next school year.
The county government, though, is doing so well that commissioners are considering a half-mill rollback of the millage, which would save property taxpayers about $2 million.