Tax Extension

Local school systems are working to ensure they continue receiving money from a current tax.

Both the Dothan city and Houston County school boards are requesting county commissioners to extend the termination date of a local sales tax.

Right now the termination date is in the year 2014.

The proposed extended date is December of 2030.

Superintendents from both school systems say it's important to have a long-term plan to deal with their current debt in order to continue receiving money from their bonds.

Dothan City Schools Superintendent Sam Nichols says, “It's a revenue source we had in place for several years now and this morning I brought a resolution from the board of education that unanimously supported the extension of this one cent sales tax.”

The proposed tax extension is not to raise more money, but only to continue a tax that is already in place.