Go to the polls Nov. 4 & vote Yes on 4, visit Facebook.com/yeson4
Alabama legislators unanimously agreed last session to let voters decide whether to protect local school funds in the state’s constitution. Should local school leaders or the politicians in Montgomery decide how school dollars are spent? That is the question posed to voters by Amendment 4 on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Voter approval of Amendment 4 would allow local school dollars to be spent on local priorities.
There is no downside to Amendment 4. It doesn’t require a funding source and won’t affect taxes. It in no way impacts laws affecting education employee compensation, benefits or due process rights. Amendment 4 simply requires more than 66 percent of the Alabama Legislature – a two-thirds vote – to pass a law that causes local boards of education to cumulatively spend more than $50,000 in local funds if the state is not going to pay for the increased expense.
Put another way, the Alabama Legislature must get more votes, not just a simple majority, if it hopes to pass laws issuing directives to schools and stick schools with the bill. On Nov. 4, protect local schools. Vote yes on Amendment 4. To learn more, visit www.Facebook.com/yeson4.