Schools pushing for 'yes' vote on funding vote
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama public school systems are helping campaign for a "yes" vote on a statewide referendum to use trust fund money to support the state's operating budget.
WSFA-TV (http://bit.ly/OWsZ0T) reports that schools in Montgomery, Butler and Crenshaw county have used automated phone-calling systems to encourage parents to support the amendment on the ballot in Tuesday's vote.
In Shelby County, school workers received emails encouraging them to both support the amendment and to ask others to do so, too.
Montgomery County school board president Charlotte Meadows says she's concerned about her district's involvement and has gotten complaints from people who received co-called "robo-calls."
Voters are deciding whether to use $437 million from a state trust fund to help balance the state General Fund budget for three years.