BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Commission will spend $250,000 to hold a special election for the Birmingham Board of Education to hold a special election. Voters will decide on a three mil increase in property taxes.
If approved, the property tax increase would amount to about $2,000.50 for property valued at $1,000.
“One of the funds will go towards classroom units,” said Birmingham Board of Education President Randall Woodfin. “All those classroom units we lost over the years because of a decrease in students, it’s time that we locally pay for what we want if we want to have a successful school system that we know we can have.”
The special election will be held September 9.
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