Fayette School Board meets tonight on local option sales tax

Mon, 07/21/2008 - 12:23pm
By: Ben Nelms

Fayette County School board will meet tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss putting a one-percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) on the November ballot.

Estimated to bring in $110-115 million in the next five years, the revenues would fund debt service ($38 million), technology ($35 million), security ($2.5 million), textbook adoption ($2.5 million), transportation ($10 million) and an aquatic facility ($10 million).

If they decide to pursue the SPLOST, board members would need to adoption on resolution to that affect on Aug. 4.

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Submitted by head_ragg on Tue, 07/22/2008 - 6:23am.

Did anyone go to the meeting last night and want to give a report?

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Tue, 07/22/2008 - 8:18am.

I also want to hear about the BOE's latest exploits.

I made a resolution to start attending these BOE meetings, but geez Louise I need more than 6 hours notice for a meeting!!

Submitted by Fayette Publius on Mon, 07/21/2008 - 11:26pm.

....are going to get exactly what they deserve. It would almost be funny if it weren't so sad.

Submitted by heatjam on Mon, 07/21/2008 - 5:09pm.

Nothing else really needs to be said!

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Submitted by gelato on Mon, 07/21/2008 - 4:58pm.

You don't advertise this meeting adequately, so how fair is that to us parents? In reading what Ben Nelms wrote, I can only rightly assume that the FCBOE is up to the ying-yang in debt. So are we just supposed to accept the intended SPLOST caused by the negligent mishandling of our funds by the FCBOE? You are a sorry excuse for a school board; focusing on yourselves personally and not giving a hoot about our school system! Out of curiosity, do any of you have the gumption to say who approved the SPLOST - or was it a another one of your stupid ideas like building schools where there were no houses?

Submitted by doi-it-to-me-on... on Mon, 07/21/2008 - 6:26pm.

And Fayette county chose not to and let the same group back in to do what they want with our hard earned property taxes. All the emails, letters and phone calls are worthless. The only saving grace is the crowd that voted in all the incumbents are not going to pass a SPLOST if it means they will have to pay more at IHOP.

Submitted by head_ragg on Mon, 07/21/2008 - 6:50pm.

If you go to the Fayette gov elections page, they have the final break down on the elections. Smola lost in Tyrone and most of Peachtree City. She won in the SE end of the county. Brooks, etc.

What really won was apathy, it breaks my heart for what could have been. And now just to smear salt in the wounds, they are asking for more money to squander.

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Mon, 07/21/2008 - 12:37pm.

Tonight (7/21)? or next Monday night (7/28)?

Geez, the School Board didn't waste one minute putting a tax increase proposal on the table the week after the election. Such hubris!

$2.5 million for books.....$20 million for a pool and busses. Priorities are a bit backwards, methinks.

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Submitted by gelato on Mon, 07/21/2008 - 5:01pm.

the meeting is tonight 7/21. Let's put our dentures in, kill the lice in our mops and show these here city folk we're not as stupid as they think.

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