1 cent sales tax increase for Hoover City Schools?


In recent months, possible re-zoning and a proposed cost-sharing model for school buses have been controversial issues tied to funding for Hoover City Schools.But longtime Hoover resident and retired Birmingham educator Dan Fulton believes a 1 percent sales tax increase could help ease the district's finances and build new schools. In fact, Fulton tells ABC 33/40 he has spoken with a couple of city councilors about the idea, and plans to present his proposal to all city leaders at the City Council meeting Tuesday."To achieve and maintain the highest quality schools in Hoover, an additional and significant revenue stream for the schools is needed and required," Fulton says.Just last week, Hoover City Schools announced it will enter next school year with a deficit of $6.9 million, which is considerably less than expected.Still, Fulton believes a tax hike could help.Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey wasn't available for comment this weekend concerning the issue.Click on the video to see Hoover parents' response to the idea as well as what other local area school systems have done recently to generate more money for schools.Stay with ABC 33/40 for more on this developing story.