Birmingham voters could be asked to increase their property taxes for city schools.
Birmingham Schools Superintendent Craig Witherspoon is advocating the tax. The three mill increase will generate $9-million a year.
Witherspoon wants to use the money to expend the International Baccalaureate Programs, pre-k classes, foreign language and arts programs. The superintendent sees this as a way of keeping students in Birmingham.
"We want to offer a well rounded curriculum. Parents won’t have to leave us to have a well rounded system," said Witherspoon.
If voters approve the tax hike, the superintendent says a $100,000 home may get a $30 tax increase.
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