Two school districts have been dismissed as defendants in the lawsuit filed by the Branson School District in connection with the ten year mistake made in the distribution of tax money to Taney County schools.
From 2001 to 2011, an accounting error in the county collecting system resulted in an incorrect amount of tax money to be distributed to Forsyth, Branson, Kirbyville and Hollister schools.
Over the ten year period, Branson and Forsyth were shorted, while Hollister and Kirbyville got more than they should have.
Branson filed suit in December against the other districts. Last week, it was announced that Kirbyville and Forsyth had been dismissed as defendants in the case.
The Branson district’s legal counsel noted that neither Forsyth nor Kirbyville was holding any money that belonged to Branson.
The districts attempted to mediate an out-of-court settlement earlier this year, but without success.