Another SPLOST Discussion Coming for Cobb School Board

The revised project list is the topic for Monday's special called meeting.

The Cobb Board of Education has called a special meeting for next week to discuss the proposed SPLOST IV construction and maintenance project list.

The meeting is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Monday in the board room of the Cobb County School District central office, 514 Glover St., Marietta.

The board met last week to go over a revised "notebook" (see attached PDF) totalling $717 million in proposed projects that Cobb may be voting on early next year.

At the end of that meeting, board member Alison Bartlett asked for another public meeting to continue finalizing the project list. The board is expected to vote later this month on whether to call for a referendum, which is likely for March 2013.

Among the major revisions is a $3 million permanent classroom addition to replace a temporary annex at Kincaid Elementary School in Northeast Cobb. Included in the original project list is nearly $12 million for a replacement gym at Lassiter High School.

The current SPLOST III collection period ends at the end of 2013. If the one-cent sales tax is extended by voters, the SPLOST IV funds will be collected from Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2018.

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