School Tax Vote on Tuesday, September 10


The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters will decide Madison’s property tax increase, which could help keep Madison’s schools some of the best in the nation.

Niche recently listed Madison as the #1 suburb to buy a house in Alabama. reported that Niche “factors in a location’s housing market, including home values, taxes, crime rates, and quality of local schools.”

In a recent email, Superintendent Robby Parker shared, “Our schools are at or near capacity. Here are the facts:  PreK Center, 100%;  Rainbow, 80%; Columbia, 91%; Heritage, 89%; Mill Creek,  97%; West Madison, 97%; Madison Elementary, 98%; Horizon, 94%; Discovery, 93%; Liberty , 99%; Bob Jones, 83%; James Clemens,  94%.”

He added, “If the tax passes, we will immediately begin to build a 900-student elementary school and a 1,200-student middle school. We will also expand capacity at James Clemens and Bob Jones by 500-students each, and make safety and security improvements to the schools as well.”

During voting, expect traffic delays and plan accordingly.