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Alabama Mandatory Kindergarten Bill Fails In Senate

Brent Wilson | June 1, 2019

A bill to require children to complete kindergarten before heading to first grade has failed in the Senate with a 13-18 vote. All no votes were from Republican Senators with Democrats all voting yes. HB 423, sponsored by Pebblin Warren (D-Tuskegee), would have made kindergarten mandatory and...

Alabama Teachers Receive 4% Pay Raise

Brent Wilson | May 29, 2019

The Alabama House overwhelmingly passed SB 192 on Tuesday, which provides a 4% pay raise for Alabama teachers and other public school employees. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) sponsored the bill. The pay raise will put the starting salary for an Alabama teacher with a bachelors degree...

Lee County School Property Tax Renewal Passes

Brent Wilson | February 19, 2019 Lee County Board of Education

The Lee County special election to renew existing property taxes for schools has passed. The tax renewals help fund Lee County, Auburn and Opelika schools as well as the Lee County Youth Development Center. The taxes are expected to generate around $12 million per year....

Leeds Voters Turn Down Property Tax Increase

Brent Wilson | January 22, 2019 Leeds City Board of Education

Leeds voters on Tuesday turned down a property tax increase to help fund city schools and build a new municipal center, as well as an athletic complex at the high school. The tax increase failed to pass by a vote of 1506 to 971. The...

Gadsden Voters Approve Electing School Board Members

Brent Wilson | January 22, 2019 Gadsden City Board of Education

Gadsden went to the polls today to decide whether or not Gadsden City School Board members should be elected to their position or appointed. As of writing, nearly 69 percent of voters have chosen to elect the Gadsden City School Board members, with 1244 votes...

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