School tax money is FOR SCHOOLS,
NOT a private company's power plant.
Georgia schools don't have extra money to give away.
But the power company is taking millions.
2019 Legislative Update :
Six education-minded and leading senators introduced Senate Bill 112 to stop school tax money subsidizing Plant Vogtle. [More on this below]
SB 112 is in the Regulated Industries and Utilities 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.
Reference: .pdf file of SB 112
Who thinks using school tax money to build a power plant is a good idea?
Parents... Teachers... Taxpayers... School Superintendents...
Anyone...? ...Power Company Executives and Lobbyists?
Do you want your school tax money to be taken to build a new
private company power plant?
Of course not!
It is a Fact: Millions Paid
Georgia School Tax
Are For Schools
to subsidize a private profit project
Do you want your school tax money to be taken to build a new private company power plant?
Of course not!
It is a Fact: Millions Paid
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 take 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...at least a bad idea.
How does it 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 simply gives 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 subsidize Plant Vogtle
$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.
Hundreds of 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 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 !
OnTwitter find: #Vogtle
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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 supporting "School Money Is For Schools."
Do something: "... you do what you can - you don't have to do something heroic, just something. Join with others who will just do something, because all of those somethings, at certain points in history, come together, and make the world better."
2019 Senate Bill 211 Sponsors:
These are Georgia Senators standing up for students, teachers, schools, ...for school tax money for schools. They deserve your thanks, encouragement, and support on this:
L. Tippins 37 Marietta
B. Cowsert 46 Athens
C. Hufstetler 52 Rome
G. Kirk 13 Americus
E. Black 8 Valdosta
R. Unterman 45 Buford
Maybe your Senator is on The Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee:
Bill Cowsert, Chairman Athens
Matt Brass, Vice Chairman Newnan
John Kennedy, Secretary Macon
Ed Harbison Columbus
P.K. Martin Lawrenceville
Lindsey Tippins Marietta
John Albers Roswell
Frank Ginn Danielsville
Steve Gooch Dahlonega
Steve Henson Stone Mountain
Jack Hill Reidsville
David Lucas Macon
Butch Miller Gainesville
Jeff Mullis Chickamuga