Jefferson County Commission allocates $18M to local school boards

They are celebrating their students by giving back. Photo via CDC

Here at Bham Now, we love to celebrate the accomplishments of our city and its people. Today we are celebrate the Jefferson County Commission as they give $18M to local Boards of Education. Keep reading to learn how much each school board was granted.

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The Commission is working to reward its school systems and continue to improve education. Photo via Jefferson County Commission

The Jefferson County Commission presented its annual $18M allocation to local Boards of Education today, Wednesday, December 15. There, representatives from 12 local school systems were presented with a check based on the daily number of student attendance in each school district. The funding comes from citizen tax dollars that will be going back to the community to improve education.

We are here to celebrate giving back to our children. These checks represent $18M, that our legislature and County commission have joined together, to make sure that our schools remain the staple and forefront of education in the state of Alabama.

Jimmie Stephens, President, Jefferson County Commission

Here is what each school system received

These following Boards of Education will be receiving the funds that total to $18M:

  • City of Bessemer — $619,126.65
  • City of Birmingham — $3,991,775.44
  • City of Fairfield — $294,157.06
  • City of Homewood — $796,706.13
  • City of Hoover — $1,910,108.29
  • City of Leeds — $329,408.36
  • City of Midfield — $194,308.75
  • City of Mountain Brook — $ 838,975.09
  • City of Tarrant — $226,942.80
  • City of Trussville — $832,340.90
  • City of Vestavia Hills — $1,346,135.49
  • Jefferson County Board of Education — $6,620,015.04

You can stay up-to-date with Jefferson County Commission events and more here.

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