City council approves property tax to benefit Opelika City Schools

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - The Opelika City Council approved the renewal of a special property tax Tuesday to help fund city schools.

The $5 million property tax came up for renewal this year for the second time since 1965. The tax brings in approximately $2 million per year for Opelika City Schools to help with transportation, technology, teachers, and other career tech programs.

Supporters say the tax provides money that the state cannot and it would be difficult for schools to function without it.

The tax was passed by voters with an overwhelming 95 percent of the vote. It will not come up on the ballot again until 2048.

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