Do our children deserve more than the minimum?
Under Alabama law, each school district in Alabama is entitled, as a minimum for local funding, to receive the proceeds of 10 mills of ad valorem (or property) taxes. Montgomery Public Schools currently receive the minimum local financial support from property taxes – 10 mills. As a community, do we think our children deserve more than the minimum?
The proposed property tax increase will not take effect until October 2023.
Better for teachers.
Better for Montgomery.
What is the ad valorem/property tax increase?
The property tax would increase the millage rate by 12 mills which equates to a $1.20 tax increase on every $100 of assessed property value. The ad valorem tax proposal would add 12 mills to the current 10 mill property tax rate in Montgomery County. All of the money would go to the public school system.
I’m a property owner in Montgomery, how much will my taxes increase?
How does the school district plan to use the increased funding?
When was the last time the Montgomery Public School system was funded equitably compared to neighboring towns and cities?
What would happen if voters do not Vote FOR Montgomery Public Schools on November 3, 2020?
How much money will the proposed property tax increase bring into the Montgomery Public School system each year
If the property tax increase is passed, how will Montgomery Public Schools be held accountable?
How much funding do towns and school districts across Alabama provide to their students in ad valorem dollars ?
• Huntsville City Schools: $2,608
• Mobile County Public Schools: $2,196
• Montgomery Public Schools: $939
Within Montgomery County, Pike Road City Schools – with only 2,182 students – assess 27 mills. Montgomery Public Schools has roughly 28,154 students. There are 138 school systems in the State of Alabama. Montgomery Public Schools is one of only 31 systems that receive the state minimum of 10 mills of local funding.