Decatur Schools Holding Forums on SPLOST Projects

The public is urged to attend the forums, which will be held Monday at Oakhurst Elementary, Wednesday at Renfroe Middle and Thursday at the 4/5 Academy.

Folks are still taking about the resounding defeat of the regional transportation sales tax referendum (a.k.a., TSPLOST), so it's easy to forget that voters approved a different SPLOST last November.

The schools SPLOST won on a countywide basis. Officials say it could raise up to $18 million over five years for the City Schools of Decatur.

To keep citizens informed about the CSD SPLOST projects, a series of community forums will be held next week. Here's what the school system says.

The City Schools of Decatur, Turner Construction and Stevens & Wilkinson will be hosting Community Forums in an effort to keep all parents and/or community members informed in regards to the upcoming SPLOST IV Capital Improvement Projects.

The project team will discuss the construction schedule, site logistics, safety, material and/or equipment deliveries, parking, construction hours, etc.

Please join us at Oakhurst Elementary on 10/01/12, Renfroe Middle School on 10/03/12, and 4/5 Academy on 10/04/12. The meetings will be held in the Media Center at each school from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Community Members will be encouraged to ask questions regarding the projects as well as meet the project team. Community Forums will be held at each of the above listed schools on a monthly basis.

Our goal is to keep the community informed throughout the entire construction process while also adding great value to our schools through these projects.


bulldogger September 27, 2012 at 03:06 PM
The only reason that the ESPLOST passed last November was the fact that the vote was scheduled by the organizers on a date that they knew would produce a very low turnout. Every employee of the DCSS and CSD turned out to vote for the referendum and that's the only reason it passed. Enjoy those funds, DCSS and CSD, I don't think that's gonna happen again anytime soon. Folks, we're being taxed to death.....city, county, state and federal......it's killing our economy and the insanity has to stop. The annexation proposal that Mr. Mayor Floyd is pushing is going to tax some people more and will do absolutely nothing to help the residents of the City of Decatur. What the increased revenue will be used for is the "grow the size of our city government, including schools" and all that's gonna happen is we're gonna have to build more and more schools to handle the increased enrollment. Does this really make any sense at all?


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