Beaufort News

Jasper school board sues County Council

The Jasper County Board of Education has filed a lawsuit against the County Council and county auditor to try to restore funding to the school district's budget.

The suit follows a vote last month by County Council to cut property taxes for school funding by six mills, for a total of about $444,000, according to a school district news release Monday.

The Board of Education approved a budget without a property tax increase, but County Council voted to cut the tax rate from 172 to 166 mills, the release said.