Community, Local Schools

Gardendale Schools to Receive $248k

The Gardendale City Council is set to approve an additional $247,617.04 in funding to the four local public schools. This comes on the heels of the $785,527 approved for the schools at the August 21st Council meeting.

The September 5th meeting will bring up Resolution 2023-131 for a vote to approve the following for the schools:

A Request from Gardendale Elementary for parking lot striping for $2,500.00.

Bragg Middle requested $2,500.00 for counselor student assistant items.

Snow Rogers Elementary requested $3,068.00 for a wood fiber surface.

The bulk of the requests come from Gardendale High School:

Gardendale High School. Photo: HERALD staff.

Sweeping parking lot – $583.95.
Teacher Appreciation – $2,000.00.
Biology MiniOne – $6,806.00.
Cart – $18,200.00.
Volleyball Program – $5,264.05.
Band Instruments and Program Items – $197,515.04.
Soccer Program – $9,180.00.

The funds come from the special Ad Valorem Tax Account that many locally refer to as the 5-mil Property Tax. The tax dollars can only be used for public school purposes and the city collects approximately 1 million per year through the tax.