Property owners in Daphne will soon be paying more taxes after voters approved a special school tax last August. The 3 mill tax increase is set to go into effect starting Jan. 1, 2023 to provide more funding for the six schools within Daphne's city limits.

With homeowners paying roughly $30 more for every $100,000 their home is worth, the tax is expected to bring in more than $1 million a year.

A committee put together by the city will determine specific allocation for the funds, but it could be used for anything from instructional initiatives to adding social workers.

The schools in Daphne are in the Baldwin County school system. The tax will not impact other schools within the system. Other cities such as Fairhope, Robertsdale and Spanish Fort have similar property taxes set to go to schools within their city limits.

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