More than $21 million available for local schools - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

More than $21 million available for local schools

Posted: Updated:

The Jefferson County Commission approved a resolution Friday to distribute more than $21 million to area schools.

The money will go toward capital improvement and debt retirement projects in 11 school systems in Jefferson County.

Several superintendents expressed gratitude for the funds. Some also explained ways the money could be used. Commission President David Carrington tells ABC 33/40 the school systems must still apply for the money.

Each school district gets a percentage of the funds. The money comes from a school grant fund, which is a result of a one-cent sales tax increase that took effect in 2004.

Below is a breakdown of the distribution:

Jefferson County Board of Education: $7,886,759

Birmingham City Schools: $7,051,820

Hoover City Schools: $1,670,573

Vestavia Hills City Schools: $1,075,996

Mountain Brook Schools: $865,014

Bessemer City Schools: $839,487

Homewood City Schools: $672,507

Fairfield City Schools: $465,842

Tarrant City Schools: $276,255

Leeds City Schools: $265,947

Midfield City Schools: $240,545

  • Birmingham Area NewsMore>>

  • Update: Body found in bakery truck

    Update: Body found in bakery truck

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:23:31 GMT
    A Homewood bakery got its missing truck back less than one hour after asking for help on social media. Two people saw the plea for help on social media and spotted it on their way home from a Barons game.More >>
    A Homewood bakery got its missing truck back less than one hour after asking for help on social media. Two people saw the plea for help on social media and spotted it on their way home from a Barons game.More >>
  • Attorney "getting conflicting stories about absentee ballots" in contested JeffCo race

    Attorney "getting conflicting stories about absentee ballots" in contested JeffCo race

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:08:43 GMT
    Jefferson County Commissioner Sandra Little Brown is expected to address the challenge to the District Two election results Monday. The contest was filed by one of her opponent's supporters. ABC 33/40 spoke with the attorney representing that supporter.More >>
    Jefferson County Commissioner Sandra Little Brown is expected to address the challenge to the District Two election results Monday. The contest was filed by one of her opponent's supporters. ABC 33/40 spoke with the attorney representing that supporter.More >>
  • Woman doused with gasoline and burned by ex-boyfriend

    Woman doused with gasoline and burned by ex-boyfriend

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:04:38 GMT
    The Jefferson County Sheriff's department is looking for 48 year old Michael Kennedy. He's wanted on several charges after allegedly setting his ex-girlfriend on fire. Just after 2:30 this morning deputies respond to a report of a house fire in the 4400 block of Nellie Anderson Street. They arrived to find a 49 year old female victim with extensive burns to her head, arms, upper body and legs. She was transported to the hospital and admitted to a burn unit in serious condition. Investigators...More >>
    The Jefferson County Sheriff's department is looking for 48 year old Michael Kennedy. He's wanted on several charges after allegedly setting his ex-girlfriend on fire. Just after 2:30 this morning deputies respond to a report of a house fire in the 4400 block of Nellie Anderson Street. They arrived to find a 49 year old female victim with extensive burns to her head, arms, upper body and legs. She was transported to the hospital and admitted to a burn unit in serious condition. Investigators...More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...