Alabama State Senator Parker Griffith released information concerning money that was allocated to local schools during the regular session.
From the Educational Bond Issue, local school systems will receive the following additional money (based on enrollment) for capital expenditures:
Madison Co. Schools $15,797,827 Huntsville City Schools $17,729,686 Alabama A & M University $ 4,245,655 Drake Technical College $ 671,336
In addition to the above money, operating funds for the local school systems increased approximately nine percent and approximately twelve percent for Alabama A & M University and Drake Technical Community College. Also, money for textbook allocations were increased by almost eleven percent and the Adult Basic Education Program by about fifteen percent.
For statewide educational programs, Dental Scholarships was increased by 121% and Nursing Scholarships by 877%. The Alabama Student Assistance Program was increased by 159% and the Education Grants Scholarship Loan Program was increased by 29%.