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How Will You Vote on School Sales Tax?

Headed to the voting booth today? Here's what to keep in mind when considering the SPLOST proposal.

To get a full overview of what the DeKalb County School System is trying to get voters to approve with its proposed $475 million school sales tax building and improvement program, check out the district's site. It includes price tags for each item.

The proposal, known as SPLOST IV, stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which would allow school systems in DeKalb and Fulton counties and the City of Decatur to continue a 1 cent sales tax to finance school construction, renovation and improvements.

But some specific projects are headed for the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff community, and the include:

  • Improvements to Adams Stadium including new stadium lighting, artificial turf installation and a new polyurethene track surface.
  • Parking and hall restroom renovations at , , and Briar Vista elementary schools to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
  • Major additional capital improvements at Dresden, , , , , , , , Sagamore Hills elementary schools, , Druid Hills High School, the International Student Center and the .
  • Major $16 million renovation of Henderson Middle, including an addition.
  • The replacement of Fernbank Elementary School.

Also, a quick reminder: two precinct voting stations in our community have changed their locations today, according to an email sent out yesterday by county Commissioner Jeff Rader.

Voting for the precinct will move to the Heritage Center to avoid construction at the high school, and the Medlock Elementary precinct moves to since the school closed.

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