Local school taxes...
Believe it or not, Georgia Power takes school tax money to build its new power plant, Plant Vogtle.
Over 5 million school dollars is taken yearly from just 7 of the many Georgia counties. Schools need school money, not Georgia Power
You can help stop this at your school. See below.
How does this happen?
Georgia Power adds its special nuclear construction surcharge to schools' electric bills...and your electric bills...every month. See picture below.
The money is taken for their private use.
You and other Georgia citizens can help change the law that Georgia Power wrote that lets them take our money for its own profit.
Your District Representative and Senator hear all the time from power company lobbyists. It is time for them to hear from you about stopping the taking of school tax money.
They need to know what you think about this.
Share this page with others... teachers, friends in education, superintendents, and PTA.
How much are they taking from our schools?
$30,000 taken yearly from Dade County Schools
$271,000 taken yearly from Chatham County Schools
$95,000 taken yearly from Richmond County Schools
$1,700,000 taken yearly from Gwinnett Schools
A small Georgia school district reported it could have hired a teacher with the taken money.
Chatham County could have hired four teachers.
$1,000,000 taken yearly from APS Atlanta Public Schools.
PTA moms & dads work to raise $528 for the school library. Next month, Georgia Power takes $833 from the school for their power plant...and the next month...and the next month...and the next... This needs to STOP.
What is the Surcharge ?
It's like a tax, an added 9 % extra every month on the school's electric bill...and on your electric bill, too.
Look for the "Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery" [NCCR] on your home electric bill.
The "Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery"
is free money taken from you and schools by special law and given to the power company for their profit.
This is a local issue. You and I can do something about it. ...We have until February, 2019, to get it going.
We can ask ...insist... that our Georgia state legislature change the law to stop the power company from taking school tax money for Vogtle and keep school money for schools.
They need to know you want it done.
Call them. Leave your message. They will listen.
Send an e-mail. Talk in person.
They need to know that you want to end the surtax on schools and keep school tax money for schools, not a power plant.
Here is a "Sample Letter" that can help you explain this in writing or by call to your representative.
Tell others about www.SaveSchoolMoney.org