School officials say city owes $1.4 million
By JAMIE PATTERSON
The Yazoo City Municipal School District says the city of Yazoo owes them $1.4 million.
The claim was made during an opening meeting between the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the school board Tuesday afternoon.
The meeting was called to discuss financial negotiations among both boards with the school district’s utility bill.
Not reaching a solid agreement, school officials revealed the city’s debt through annual local taxes to the district.
“We’re not getting the revenue from the city like we are supposed to,” said Bernita Washington, district financial officer. “That is what is putting us in the red.”
Washington said her figures show that the city owes the district $1.4 million over the course of 2004 until last year.
“We are at a time where we can’t absorb that anymore,” Washington added. “There is only so much adjustment you can do.”
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