How can we trust the school system to spend the additional tax money appropriately?
The Butler County School System is legally required to report how all public funds are spent. Two (2) budget hearings are conducted annually and are open to the public. Financial reports are posted for public inspection on the system website and are available upon request from the Central Office. The school system’s financial activities are continuously monitored by the Alabama State Department of Education throughout the year. Further, the Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts audits the school system annually and reviews all aspects of financial operations for local, state and federal funding sources. A detailed report of their findings is made public at a school board meeting and it is also published on their official website. A spending plan for the additional revenue from the Ad Valorem tax increase is provided at this link.