JeffCo voters approve all 19 school tax renewals

Updated: Mar. 7, 2017 at 9:38 PM CST
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County voters overwhelmingly approved all school tax renewals in Tuesday night's elections.

Six Jefferson County-area superintendents supported renewing the measure in Feb.

The school tax is 30-years-old and will be renewed for another 30 years if Jefferson County voters vote for it. Jefferson County schools share part of its tax with other school districts.

The Jefferson County millage rate up for renewal is 21.4 mills. This translates into $214 in property taxes per $100,000 of your property's value. A $100,000 property would generate $214 in taxes, a $200,000 property would generate $428 in taxes, and so on.

Over the last couple of months, school officials have been distributing yard signs and even holding press conferences to let people know the importance of these funds and this vote.

The tax brings over $100 million in funding to area schools.

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