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Madison City Schools prep for ‘yes’ vote on property tax increase

New school construction in Madison is planned to start ASAP if the $12 million property tax increase passes the vote on September 10.

New school construction in Madison is planned to start ASAP if the 12 mil property tax increase passes this fall. 

You will be able to vote on it September 10th. The Madison City Schools superintendent says the district grew by almost 600 students this year and if that rate continues, elementary schools will be at 100 percent capacity by the 2021 school year.

The tax increase would allow them to build a new elementary school off Wall Triana Highway, build a new middle school by the central office, and add on to the high schools.

“It’s not easy for me to come to you and ask. It’s not something I want to do,” said Superintendent Robby Parker. “But I will tell you what I do want is I want Madison City Schools to remain one of America’s best school systems and if we do not address this growth issue then we will not be one of America’s best school systems.”

He says the school system has done a lot of rezoning already and checks that every student lives in Madison.

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