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DCSS reacts to E-SPLOST vote

Money from the sales tax could go to improving technology. (Source: WALB) Money from the sales tax could go to improving technology. (Source: WALB)
J.D. Sumner is the spokesman for the school system. (Source: WALB) J.D. Sumner is the spokesman for the school system. (Source: WALB)
Money will go to classroom upgrades for the college and career academy. (Source: WALB) Money will go to classroom upgrades for the college and career academy. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County School System leaders are thanking voters for extending the sales tax that supports the system.

The education penny tax is expected to generate up to $100 million over the next five years.

It will fund projects such as classrooms for the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy, renovations to Magnolia elementary school and updating school security equipment.

"We have a lot of things in the pipeline," school spokesman J.D. Sumner said. "Now that the voters have entrusted us with this we are really going to start focusing on things like improving classroom technology, buses, the whole gamut."

Sumner said without the sales tax revenue none of these projects would be possible. 

He's happy voters are thinking about the school system. 

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