Dale County Board of Education suing ALSDE, others - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Dale County Board of Education suing ALSDE, others

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
DALE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) -

The Dale County School Board of Education has filed a civil suit against the Alabama State Department of Education, the Dale County revenue commissioner and two city boards of education.

Dale County Board of Education officials filed the suit after the state BOE directed them to include Enterprise and Dothan City boards of education in their school tax distribution, according to Dale County Schools Superintendent Ben Baker.

A news release from the Dale County Board of Education stated:

It is the belief of the Dale County Board of Education that this new tax distribution scheme dictated by the Alabama State Department of Education is contrary to law and will have irreparable harm to the Dale County School system if allowed to continue.

The taxpayers of Dale County pay sales taxes and Ad Valorem taxes to benefit and support schools within Dale County, Alabama. Surrounding school districts with open enrollments should not benefit from the taxpayers of Dale County. Tax receipts collected in Dale County, Alabama (sales, property, and other Ad Valorem) should remain in Dale County for the purpose as described by law, “to be distributed to local boards of education within the county”.

According to the  news release, the distribution scheme by the ALSBOE in Montgomery will cost Dale, Ozark, Daleville city school systems hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

We have reached out to the ALSDE for a response.

Copyright 2017 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

    White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

    Friday, December 15 2017 3:05 AM EST2017-12-15 08:05:29 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 6:39 PM EST2017-12-15 23:39:53 GMT

    The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn the public against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push to move toward a more merit-based structure.

    More >>

    The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn the public against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push to move toward a more merit-based structure.

    More >>
  • Opelika man arrested for allegedly raping 15-year-old

    Opelika man arrested for allegedly raping 15-year-old

    Friday, December 15 2017 6:14 PM EST2017-12-15 23:14:28 GMT
    Jaylen Williams (Source: Auburn Police)Jaylen Williams (Source: Auburn Police)

    Auburn police arrested a man for rape on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Jaylen Williams, 20, of Opelika, was arrested after a parent of the 15-year-old girl discovered Williams at the home on Lee Road. 

    More >>

    Auburn police arrested a man for rape on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Jaylen Williams, 20, of Opelika, was arrested after a parent of the 15-year-old girl discovered Williams at the home on Lee Road. 

    More >>
  • Former convict celebrates milestone with Montgomery youth outreach program

    Former convict celebrates milestone with Montgomery youth outreach program

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:49 PM EST2017-12-15 22:49:55 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Charles Lee's That's My Child organization is celebrating its fifth year anniversary at a new location off Lower Wetumpka Road.

    More >>

    Charles Lee's That's My Child organization is celebrating its fifth year anniversary at a new location off Lower Wetumpka Road.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly