Dale County Board of Education suing ALSDE, others

Dale County Board of Education suing ALSDE, others

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.

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.

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