HAMILTON - Revenues from Hamilton’s alcohol tax are improving education in the city’s schools, especially in technology.
Hamilton principals Steven Deavours (high school), Norman Ballard (middle school) and Lynda Hall (elementary school) met with the Hamilton City Council during a work session on Wednesday, May 15, to discuss how tax monies were used during the 2018-2019 school year.
One year ago, education supporters appeared before the Hamilton City Council, pleading for the city’s leaders to help increase local funding for education.
According to Fiscal Year 2017 statistics from the Alabama Department of Education, Marion County Schools ranked 132nd out of 137 school systems statewide for local discretionary funds. Hamilton’s three schools ranked the lowest in the county school system.
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