Henderson Middle School Major Beneficiary of SPLOST IV
All home owners in the Henderson Middle School District, please note that Henderson Middle school is a MAJOR BENEFICIARY of Splost IV. Henderson Middle School would receive $16 Million dollars from theSPLOST IV Proposal. If you want to keep your real estate values strong, please support your local schools.
ELPC Meeting Summary – Important SPLOST IV Information
This past Wednesday’s Emory LaVista Parent Council (ELPC) meeting included information on the Georgia DOE’s waiver request to exempt Georgia from the No Child Left Behind regulations. Several Department of Education representatives, along with DCSS employees, explained how they hope to improve failing schools.
DCSS employees also gave an overview of the proposed SPLOST IV (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) projects. We will vote on SPLOST IV on November 8. The continuation of the one cent sales tax will allow funding for construction, renovation and other improvement projects for schools all over DeKalb County. Henderson Middle School is a top priority on the list, and would receive $16 million dollars.
The ELPC speakers clarified these points:
1) If SPLOST IV does not pass this November is it unlikely that it will be placed on the ballot in 2012, due to the transportation SPLOST vote already scheduled for 2012.
2) If SPLOST IV does not pass this November, the school board reform legislation (which dictates that DeKalb’s Board of Education will be reduced from 9 members to 7 members) will not go into effect.
3) DeKalb’s current BOE is setting up a committee of community members and construction experts to ensure proper oversight of SPLOST IV dollars”