Lawrence County Superintendent Heath Grimes discusses school funding referendum

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lawrence County Schools Superintendent Heath Grimes stopped by the WHNT News 19 studio to discuss the proposed school funding referendum set for April 28.

Grimes said there is a lot of misinformation, rumors, and untruths circulating about the current status of the school district and the reasons for the money that would come from a property tax increase.

He recently held community meetings where he gave a presentation and took questions from the audience about the financial impact of the property tax increase he is hoping Lawrence County residents will pass to support the school district.

Lawrence County schools are projected to face a loss of $2.1 million as a result of the closure of International Paper.

Some in the Lawrence County community dispute the projected loss claim, saying that the school should have to live within it’s current means.

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