Decatur City Schools leaders and city officials say the one penny sales tax is anticipated to have a huge impact on education in 2020.
The City of Decatur collects four cents of sales tax on every dollar, in addition to the nickel that goes to the state.
“We contribute one penny of that four cents, or 25 percent, to the Decatur City School system,” explained Decatur’s mayor, Tab Bowling.
Decatur City Schools and city leaders anticipate that this school year, the penny tax will bring in nearly $11 million to area schools.
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august 27, 2019