By SARA PAUFF – [email protected]
As the Muscogee County School District prepares to ask for another 1 percent sales tax for school construction, talk about the district’s two previous sales tax campaigns is entering the dialogue.
If approved by voters, the 2009 SPLOST would last five years or until the district collects $223 million to complete a variety of capital projects. The projects include five new schools — a new Carver High, a middle school, two elementary schools and a fine arts academy — additions to Northside High and Richards Middle, and athletics and technology upgrades.
Opponent of the proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, brought up concerns about the low revenue collections from the district’s first SPLOST in 1997 and the district’s spending of the monies from the 2003 SPLOST for the new administration building on Macon Road.
Citizens of Muscogee County will have the opportunity to decide on a proposed new SPLOST on Tuesday, September 15, 2009.
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