Sumter Co. superintendent hopes for new high school

Sumter Co. superintendent hopes for new high school

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - The superintendent for Sumter County Schools hopes board members approve a tax proposal to help build a new high school. The current school was built in the 1960s and cannot hold all 4 grades.

Board members will vote Thursday to put the one-cent E-SPLOST referendum on the March ballot so voters can decide. Superintendent Donnie Smith says a new school has been needed for a long time.

"We consolidated in 1994--Americus city schools and Sumter County Schools, and we were talking about it then and 20 years later we are still talking, but I believe there is a need to upgrade our facilities for our students," said Superintendent Donnie Smith.

If passed, the school could be built within 3 years. School officials have not decided on a location.

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