The opinion of voters on school taxes were clear-cut when they came in on Tuesday night.
The unofficial results for the school tax renewal in Jefferson County overwhelmingly showed support for keeping the tax. Even though voter turnout was only 5.87 percent of the registered voters, the results as of 9 p.m. showed that 92.8 percent of total voters in Jefferson County supported the proposed renewal and continuation of the tax.
Two of the taxes covered all of Jefferson County and were voted on by all Jefferson County voters. Together, they total 7.5 mills and brought in about $7.1 million for Hoover City Schools (plus additional money for other school districts) in fiscal 2015, school officials said.
Previously, Hoover school board President Stephen Presley said it would be a sad state of affairs if Hoover and/or other school districts in Jefferson County had to come up with other sources of money to continue providing their current level of services.
For more information about the results in specific areas of Birmingham, go to the election results here.