Macon-Bibb Commissioners allow Board of Education to hold E-SPLOST election

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb County residents will get to decide if they want to continue the Education SPLOST tax.

Macon-Bibb Commissioenrs approved the agreement for the Board of Education to hold the election on November 3, 2015. The current 1% penny sales tax paid for three new elementary schools, a new gym, and technology upgrades across the district, but it expires in December. Other improvements include security and athletic facility upgrades, as well as bus replacements. All of these projects totaled to $94.3 million.

Stephanie Hartley from the Bibb County Board of Education said the district will develop a committee to promote the E-SPLOST because the board can’t promote it. They can only educate what projects previous E-SPLOSTs have completed and what the board plans to do if another E-SPLOST is approved. Hartley expects the board to pick a committee soon.

For a complete list of all of the possible projects if it’s approved, click here and scroll to page 4.

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