Dale County school leaders are taking a strong stand against this pending legislation in Montgomery.
Part of the Alabama Accountability Act would give tax credits for parents to transfer their children from a so called “failing” public school to a private school.
Tax breaks would also be given for corporations that donate to scholarships for the students in failing schools to transfer.Even though none of the Dale County schools are on the “failing” list, they hope major revisions will be made.
Dale County Superintendent Donny Bynum said, “Something we keep going back to is, they call the failing schools, there is no plan for these schools. All the students will not leave the failing schools, so there is some that will be there, what plan is there for them? Especially if you take funding away.”
The superintendent wants to urge concerned parents to contact their local legislators to look more closely at the Alabama Accountability Act.