by Jill Bruton
Workforce Development Director
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber
Right now, thousands of children across Madison County are taught by highly qualified teachers, in buildings designed to support learning, with materials that bring their lessons to life. This was made possible when, years ago, you and others like you voted FOR our children. We need you to do it again.
When you go to vote in our Senate Special Election on December 12th, you will see property tax renewals on your ballot. These are NOT new taxes. These taxes were passed by local voters years ago with sunset clauses and are now up for renewal. This revenue is an essential source of funding for our local schools. Without the renewal, our three school systems will lose over $58 million dollars per year. That $58 million goes to teacher salaries, classroom materials, sports, clubs and more.
If the renewals pass, you won’t see a change in your property taxes – we will still have the lowest property tax rates in the nation. If the renewals don’t pass, you will see serious declines in our schools’ ability to prepare our children with the skills and education they need to be successful in the 21st Century economy.
“A vote for the tax renewals is a vote for our community’s ability to continue recruiting high-quality jobs to our area. It is essential that we renew this funding for our schools” said Ron Poteat, North Alabama Area President of Regions Bank.
Because of the funding provided by your property taxes, our schools are making improvements every day to better serve all of our community’s children. We can’t slow down this momentum.
You did it before, so please do it again. Vote FOR our children. Vote FOR the tax renewals.
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