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Kids Celebrate Madison's School Tax Vote

Below is a statement to the community from Superintendent Robby Parker. News links here from the election returns gathering led by the Madison Forward grassroots orgnization and PTAs: WAAY-31    WAFF-48   WHNT-19


Tonight, the 12-mil tax increase for our school system was approved 70.5% to 29.5% in Madison. Triana approved it by a 86 percent margin.
It is not easy asking for a tax increase. But this was necessary to continue the world class education Madison City Schools delivers and citizens have come to expect.

Mr. Parker addressing the election return crowd at a restaurant
Supt. Parker at election night gathering

Tomorrow, I will get with the appropriate staff members to begin the process of moving forward with site preparation, architectural design and construction plans. We want to open the elementary school in 2021, the middle school by 2022 and press forward with the new PreK Center on the West Madison Elementary campus and expansions of the two high schools.II am so proud of all of you. I have seen our community support education at its highest level for 30+ years. Current and future students will continue to be offered a world class education. One day the next generation will point to September 10, 2019 as a pivotal step in ensuring the continued excellence in Madison City Schools.

Robby Parker