DCSS reacts to E-SPLOST vote - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

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. 

Copyright 2016 WALB. All rights reserved. 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Idol hopefuls gather in Atlanta

    Idol hopefuls gather in Atlanta

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-08-22 15:09:07 GMT
    Amanda Hoskins with some So. GA hopefuls (Source: WALB)Amanda Hoskins with some So. GA hopefuls (Source: WALB)

    Thousands of people are lined up in Piedmont Park in Atlanta for American Idol auditions, on Tuesday. We caught up with several folks from South Georgia, and there's a lot of talent there. 

    More >>

    Thousands of people are lined up in Piedmont Park in Atlanta for American Idol auditions, on Tuesday. We caught up with several folks from South Georgia, and there's a lot of talent there. 

    More >>
  • Boys & Girls Club renovates oldest unit

    Boys & Girls Club renovates oldest unit

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 7:22 AM EDT2017-08-22 11:22:55 GMT
    The Jefferson Street location is the oldest unit (Source: WALB)The Jefferson Street location is the oldest unit (Source: WALB)

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is hoping to make its oldest unit a place where kids want to be.

    More >>

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is hoping to make its oldest unit a place where kids want to be.

    More >>
  • Spots still available for Albany leadership class

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 7:01 AM EDT2017-08-22 11:01:42 GMT
    The class will be held on Monday, August 28, at 11:30 a.m. (Source: WALB)The class will be held on Monday, August 28, at 11:30 a.m. (Source: WALB)

    Leaders in Albany and Dougherty County will come together to learn how to improve their leadership skills. The class will be taught by a leadership expert and there's still time to sign-up.

    More >>

    Leaders in Albany and Dougherty County will come together to learn how to improve their leadership skills. The class will be taught by a leadership expert and there's still time to sign-up.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly