Citizens of Opelika vote 'yes' on 5 mill tax

Press release from the city of Opelika


OPELIKA, Ala – The City of Opelika held a special election to renew and continue the annual levy and collection of the 5 mill property tax for the support and furtherance of education in the Opelika City Schools. The tax renewal passed and the unofficial election results are as follows:

THE FINAL VOTE-----> 1,323 FOR and  72 AGAINST the  for a total vote of  1,395

Dr. Mark Neighbors, Superintendent of Opelika City Schools and Mayor Gary Fuller were both pleased with the results.

“I would like to express my appreciation to the citizens of Opelika for renewing the 5 mill tax to support education in the Opelika City Schools. The local funds generated by this tax are extremely important to us and will help our schools continue to provide excellent opportunities for our students. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our community,” said Dr. Neighbors.

Mayor Fuller added, “This local revenue is critical for the continued success of programs like band, choral, career tech, technology, instructional coaches and more. These programs are far


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