The Richmond County Board of Education adopted a property tax increase Thursday after holding a third public hearing on the issue.
The rate will increase 5.16 percent to 19.982 mills. That will mean $30 more in taxes on a home with a market value of $100,000 for a total of $699 in school taxes per year.
A $300,000 home will have a $100 tax increase for $2,297 in school taxes per year.
There were no public comments Thursday, unlike last week, when a group of parents and citizens protested outside the board meeting about higher taxes and lack of transportation for alternative program students.