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10-06-2014 (HCS) - The Hoover City Board of Education adopted a resolution supporting Amendment 4 at its regular Board of Education meeting October 6.

Board members expressed strong support for this resolution, which passed unanimously.

Alabama’s voters will consider Amendment 4 on the November 4 General Election ballot. If passed, it would provide local school boards the same constitutional protection from unfunded State mandates as other local governmental entities, including county commissions and municipalities, which have been protected from unfunded mandates since a 1998 constitutional amendment. Local school boards remain the only local governmental entity without state constitutional protection from unfunded mandates.

In part, the resolution adopted by the Hoover Board of Education states, “…local revenue that local school leaders prioritize for a specified purpose is subject to being diverted to comply with unfunded state mandates; and with ever tightening budgets, local school boards which do not have the authority to generate revenue like cities and counties, deserve the same protection as other governmental entities; and the Hoover City Schools Board of Education believes that it has a responsibility to educate voters regarding the importance of Amendment 4.”

The Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) and School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA) are spearheading efforts with this campaign.  See more here.

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