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Dougherty Co. School Board approves referendum for SPLOST extension

The Dougherty County School Board officially called for a referendum to extend the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Wednesday. (Source: WALB) The Dougherty County School Board officially called for a referendum to extend the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Wednesday. (Source: WALB)
The construction now underway at Monroe High School is funded by past SPLOST money. (Source: WALB) The construction now underway at Monroe High School is funded by past SPLOST money. (Source: WALB)
JD Sumner, a Dougherty County Schools spokesperson (Source: WALB) JD Sumner, a Dougherty County Schools spokesperson (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty County School Board officially called for a referendum to extend the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Wednesday.

The school system can use its share of the revenue on projects such as improvements to school buildings, the new college and career academy, and environmental controls. 

The construction now underway at Monroe High School is funded by past SPLOST money.

"We're getting with our facilities people, we are getting with some of our other staff and really we are getting with the community to see what their community needs are around these schools," said JD Sumner, a Dougherty County Schools spokesperson.

The board will likely approve a list of approved projects in the next few weeks.

The referendum will be in November. 

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