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Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest
Raises part of $227M spending package
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Hall County Schools’ budget for 2016-17 got a thumb’s up Monday night and Hall County’s tax digest — or a list of the county’s taxable properties — got a body slam. The Hall Board of Education gave its first OK to a $227 million budget, which includes raises for employees and otherwise meets operating needs of a system that’s estimated to grow 200-300 students next year. But school officials expressed concerns about the digest, which still hasn’t made up ground lost in the aftermath of the 2007-09 Great Recession.