School tax money is for schools,

Not an expensive private company power plant

 

 

2019 Legislative Update :

Several education-minded and leading senators put forth Senate Bill 112 that was aimed to stop school tax money subsidizing Plant Vogtle.

SB 112 is in a Senate committee and may be considered in the 2020 legislative session.

Ask your senator and representative to support school money for schools in the 2020 legislature!

In the meantime  School tax money continues to flow into the Vogtle Vortex.

WABE News item on SB 112
http://www.wabe.org/new-proposal
-would-exempt-ga-schools
-from-plant-vogtle-tariff/

 

Reference: .pdf file of  SB 112
http://www.legis.ga.gov/
Legislation/20192020/181573.pdf

 

Who thinks using school tax money to build a power plant is a good idea?

Parents... Teachers... Taxpayers... School Superintendents... Anyone...? ...Power Company Lobbyists?

 

 

Do you want your school tax money to be used to build a new private company power plant?

 

Of course not!

 

Millions That Are Paid
in Georgia S
chool Taxes
Are Being Taken to Build Plant Vogtle
 

Georgia School Tax Dollars

Are For Schools

Not to subsidize a private profit project

 

With their "special surcharge" on the electric bill, Georgia Power and other Georgia power companies get school tax money to build their new power plant, Plant Vogtle.

 

Whatever your views on Plant Vogtle, you will likely consider subsidizing a power plant with school taxes as misuse and wrong.

 

How does this happen?

A special extra nuclear construction surcharge is tacked on to schools' and almost everyone's electric bills. [picture below]  This is not for electricity, it is an add-on that gives extra money to the company.

 

How much are they taking from Georgia schools?

 

Millions of school dollars are taken every year from schools and given to help build Plant Vogtle

Estimated:

$30,000 taken yearly from Dade County Schools

$271,000 taken yearly from Chatham County Schools

$95,000 taken yearly from Richmond County Schools

Who knows how much is taken yearly from Gwinnett Schools

Dekalb County Schools have paid OVER 3.3 MILLION school tax dollars to Georgia Power ---not for electricity--- for the new plant.

A small Georgia school district reported it could have hired a teacher with the taken money.

Chatham County could have hired four teachers.

Many thousands taken yearly from APS Atlanta Public Schools.

 

Money is taken from your district too.

Parents work to raise $528 for the school library.  Then next month, Georgia Power takes $879 from the school for their power plant...and the next month...and the next month...and the next...

What is the Surcharge ?

It's like a tax, 10 % extra added every month on the school's electric bill...and on your home electric bill, too. This is not to pay for electric power, it is a give away of our tax money to finance a private power plant.

Find the "Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery" [NCCR] on your electric bill...school's have it too.


"Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery"

A sample letter [below] can help you tell in writing or by calling your representative and senator that you want school money taking stopped.

Tell others about  www.SaveSchoolMoney.org

What to do to correct this?

The law that Georgia Power wrote that lets them take school money for plant Vogtle can be changed.

You can tell your local District Representative and Senator your view on school tax money redirected for a power plant.

Share this information and your view of this with your local school district Superintendent.

Share this page with teachers, friends in education, superintendents, PTA, and other taxpayers.

 



"It's the most expensive power plant in the world"

And it's being subsidized with school money !

On Twitter find:  #Vogtle
or search:  Vogtle

E-Mail:  Save@SaveSchoolMoney.org

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Sample Message
for Letter or a Phone Call

 

Dear [Senator / Representative],

This is to ask you to help get our schools free of the special “Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery” surcharge that is on the school electric bill.

Whatever your views on Plant Vogtle, redirecting school money...school tax money... for this non-school project needs to stop!

With schools all over our state already having to cut back in so many areas – it is wrong that MILLIONS OF SCHOOL DOLLARS are taken every year to be used on a private project.

Recently, the Georgia state attorney general's office and a lawyer for Georgia Power noted that state law, as written, mandates that the money "Shall" be taken.

Let's please amend that law to exempt schools before more millions are taken.

Please support SB 112 to keep school money for schools.

For the future of our young people, teachers, and schools, it is imperative that schools not be burdened by special surtax charges on their power bills.

I think more Georgians would agree with this than on most any other issue! It should not be a difficult legislative lift to give our schools a break.

Thank you for your consideration.

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