Two Major Projects Under Review; Remain From E-SPLOST IV Plan

The Carroll County Schools system may not have enough money in its current E-SPLOST coffers to complete the last two projects that were proposed when Carroll County voters approved the educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in 2011.
“Some of the projects that we’ve gone through cost a little more than we initially anticipated,” Board Chairman Jon Anderson said Monday. “So now we are down to the last two projects and we are trying to figure out how to prioritize and get both of them done within this SPLOST.”

The board is in the ”very early stages” of discussing how and if the remaining money can completely fund building the new performing arts center and a second College and Career Academy; this one for students in the northern part of Carroll County.
“The board had voted—and this is prior to me being on the board—a SPLOST that extended beyond the 5-year time frame,” Anderson said. “Because of that we have already spent some of the next SPLOST money. So, if the next SPLOST does not pass, we’ll have about a 20 to 30 million-dollar bill out there that has to be paid somehow.”
The PAC and the CCA projects are in the current spending plan.
“We have between 8-9 million dollars to spend on these two projects,” Anderson said. “We want to make sure that money is allocated as efficiently as possible for the projects that are left.”
Grand openings for three E-SPLOST funded projects are scheduled for early November; projects at Central Elementary, Central Middle and Sand Hill Elementary.
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Location : Carroll County
People : Jon Anderson