Error shorts Missouri school district $47K
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri school district will be short more than $47,000 because of a county assessment error.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Christian County assessor Danny Gray said that earlier media reports of a $1.9 million shortfall reflect assessed tax valuation. The means Nixa Public Schools will get $47,300 less.
The county recently stopped valuing personal property as if it were in perfect condition. It now assess vehicles assuming they're worn an average amount. But county programmers didn't apply the new policy, and those who paid online had their vehicles overvalued.
Superintendent Stephen Kleinsmith says the mistake will cost the school "about a teacher."
Thirteen other school districts in Christian County also were affected, but Nixa took the hardest hit.