Dear Editor: Seniors over age of 65 should not be paying county school taxes. We have already satisfied our duties and obligations to schools during the years of raising our own children. Most counties around Newton have already paid respect to their senior citizens, for I know Walton County has eliminated school taxes for all seniors over 65. Most of us live on a very small fixed income, and by eliminating this school tax, we would have a little more to spend on medicines, doctor bills, groceries & other necessities.
In our case, our home is assessed at $100,000 plus with total annual property/school/fire/etc. taxes of $1,030. Of this amount $ 633 is for school tax. This is not fair for property owners over the age of 65 to continue paying this school tax. Thank you.