Muscogee County School District to hold SPLOST forum at Kendrick High

The Muscogee County School District will hold a public forum on a proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at Kendrick High School.

The district is beginning the campaign for another SPLOST to help prepare for growth expected when the U.S. Army relocates the Armor School from Fort Knox, Ky., to Fort Benning. Base Realignment and Closure growth is expected to bring about 4,300 students to Muscogee County schools in the next two fiscal years.

The tentative project list totals about $223 million and includes additions to Northside High and Richards Middle, technology and athletics upgrades across the district and five new schools: a new Carver High, a new middle school, two new elementary schools and a fine arts academy.

The proposed election date is Sept. 15. A special election would cost about $100,000.

The system is holding nine public forums on the SPLOST, one for each school board district and one at-large forum. The district has held six forums. The next forum will be at 6:30 p.m. on May 4 at Baker Middle School.