Superintendent: Thanks for support through tax vote

Published 3:25 pm Thursday, December 21, 2017

To the editor:

It is challenging to describe the amount of support the citizens of Demopolis have for their public school system. If it is a Friday night football game or Tuesday morning Christmas program, you will have parents and grandparents show up in bulk to support the students of the Demopolis City School System.

This overwhelming support was magnified on Dec. 12 when the voters of Demopolis were asked to renew a 3 mil property tax that is earmarked specifically for the public school system in Demopolis.  This property tax vote passed with a 76 percent approval.  The five-person appointed board of education (Conrad Murdock, Carolyn Moore, Jim Stanford, Olen Kirby, and Floy Mayberry) would like to offer a huge thank you to the voting citizens for making it a point to vote in favor of this tax continuation.  On behalf of the school administrators, teachers, and staff, we too thank you for trusting us as good stewards with your hard earned money, but more importantly we thank you for giving us an opportunity to teach your children every day.

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Kyle Kallhoff

Superintendent of Education

Demopolis City School System

(This letter to the editor originally appeared in the Wednesday, December 20 issue of the Demopolis Times.)