The Opelika City Schools Board met for its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Oct. 25, and vote to approve a resolution to send to the Opelika City Council for the 11 mil school tax renewal. 

“We’re very thankful to our community and the support that it provides to our schools and our children and one way that that’s done for us is through a local tax,” said Opelika Superintendent Dr. Farrell Seymore.

Seymore said it is time for a renewal but another won’t be required for a long time. 

“[We need to] petition the city to renew this tax,” he said. “This is not a new tax, it is a renewal and it is for $11 mil. It would be a substantial continuation of our funding from the city.”

The next step is that the resolution will appear before the Opelika City Council for its vote, which Seymore said he hopes will be soon.

This tax has not expired yet but Seymore said they wanted to be ahead of the game. 

In other business the board:

– approved consideration of personnel recommendations 

– approved consideration of a bid for shelf stable milk for the child nutrition program. 

– heard the monthly financial report for August, 2022

– heard the monthly child nutrition report for August, 2022

The Opelika City Schools Board meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. However, the next meeting will be a combined one for November and December on Dec. 8.