Montgomery, Ala.– After successfully passing through the House, the ad valorem tax bill will now move forward to the Senate.

“We’re absolutely thrilled about the possibility of Montgomery citizens voting to support public education. Montgomery is growing and we need our school system operating on all cylinders. The support of our legislators, business communities, and the direction of Dr. Moore is proof we’re working together to get this done, “said MPS School Board President Clare Weil.

The proposed ad valorem tax would result in an additional 33 million dollars in annual revenue, which is an estimated increase of $12.75 per month in property taxes for the Montgomery average family.

Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore shared, “I’m grateful for the continued support of our representatives. We know there is still more work to do and we’re going to do it. I’ve challenged my staff to create plans that will allow our students to reach their academic potential. In order for MPS to grow and to keep its students, we’ll need the support of the additional mills.”

Currently, MPS receives 10 mills which is the minimum requirement by the state.

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