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Greenville Co. School Board approves 4.6 mill tax increase

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenville County School Board approved a tax increase Tuesday night to make capital improvements.

The money from the tax increase will be used to make improvements in the county, which include building a new high school, new elementary school and a new career center that will focus on innovative technology and careers.

Trustees unanimously approved the 4.6 millage increase.

The increase means someone who owns a house that's the county average of $180,500 will spend approximately $33 more a year in taxes.

With the increased funds, the county plans to build Fountain Inn High School and a new elementary school. Board members say it's important to keep up with a growing district.

Estimates are that Fountain Inn High School will cost more than $67,000,000. The plan is to finish construction for the high school for the 2021 to 2022 school year.

The elementary school, on the old JL Mann High School site, will be more than $44,000,000.

Greenville County has more than 70,000 students and it's the largest school district in South Carolina.

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