$35 million bond okayed for Dougherty Co. school improvements

$35 million bond okayed for Dougherty Co. school improvements
(Source: WALB)
Construction on the 4-C Academy in 2017. (Source: WALB)
Construction on the 4-C Academy in 2017. (Source: WALB)

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - A $35-million bond will help Dougherty County schools pay for improvement projects.

Voters okayed a Special Local Option Sales Tax for education that took effect in 2017.

In a formality on Monday, Dougherty County commissioners approved the school board's decision to get a bond to pay for starting some of the projects, as collections roll in during the E-SPLOST's six-year cycle.

Some of the projects include the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy, a new gym at Dougherty High School and Lake Park Elementary School renovations.

The E-SPLOST expires in 2022.

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