Baldwin County School System Defends Actions

On Wednesday, June 10, officials with the Baldwin County Board of Education responded to allegations that they acted inappropriately in the recent school property tax referendum.

Director of Communications with the Baldwin County Schools System Terry Wilhite said, “The state requires that a school district have a minimum tax of 10 mills to participate in the foundation program.  Baldwin only collects two mills above the state minimum.”

Wilhite strongly objected to the reporting on this story by the Alabama Political Reporter on Wednesday.  “We receive regular news coverage from the Mobile Press-Register, AL.com, three TV stations and four community newspapers. None of them have reported on this “scandal” you refer to.  Strange to me that you can uncover something from Montgomery when media who cover this area regularly cannot.”

 

via Baldwin County School System Defends Actions.