Baldwin County property owners are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Last year, appraisals were raised, leading many people to contest the amounts. But this year, appraisals will be down eight percent.
But, a lower tax bill means fewer dollars going to schools. Earlier this month, the school board had to layoff more than 150 support workers. So leaders like Spanish Fort Middle School Principal Carol Palumbo are calling on parents to help pick up the slack.