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JefCoEd receives half a million dollars from pistol permit fees

From staff reports

JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County School System last week received more than half a million dollars from Jefferson County’s pistol permit fees.

The school system last week received $550,690 from Jefferson County Treasurer Mike Miles and Deputy Treasurer Sherry McClain.

The Jefferson County Board of Education in Homewood
file photo by Gary Lloyd

A new law passed Jan. 21 in the Alabama Legislature relating to money that would come to the Jefferson County School System as part of a pistol permit fee of $7.50 that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is now required to charge.

Distribution of these monies would be $4.50 to the retirement system, 50 cents to the county sheriff’s fund and $2.50 to the county treasury for a Jefferson County Legislative Delegation Office. Any amount more than $120,000 would be given to the public school systems in the county for operation of public schools, including, but not limited to, being used for school security.

It’s divvied on a pro rata basis based on the number of students in each local city school system, including the newly formed Gardendale School System based on 2013-2014 enrollment numbers.

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