SPLOST $ AT WORK

  • SPLOST

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RCBOE BOND BUILDING PROGRAM

  • Proceeds from the 1¢ Education Sales Tax are used exclusively for technology, infrastructure, textbooks and transportation purposes and do not contribute to general operations.

     

    Over the past (23) years, the Richmond County Board of Education has been involved in a very aggressive Building Program. This was needed to relieve overcrowding in our schools through major renovations, expansions and facility upgrades. Currently, we are in Phase V of the Bond Building Program. The program, with involvement from the Board, Administrative Planning Committee, and the Community Oversight Committee, continues to be extremely successful! Many thanks to our community for voting and passing SPLOST!

     

     

    Phase I  ~  Phase II  ~  Phase III  ~  Phase IV ~  Phase V

     

     

Phase VI 1¢ Sales Tax Extension

  • The education one cent sales tax extension will provide urgently needed technology and classroom space for our students.

    • There will be 4 expansion and renovation projects, 2 regeneration projects, a historic renovation project, solar project, 2 new K-5 schools, baseball / softball field project, an infrastructure project, and several Roofing / HVAC projects for a total of 26 projects.

    • The entire budget will be devoted to meeting the immediate needs of our school system. Bonds will be issued to fund construction and will be repaid with proceeds from the one cent sales tax.

    • Strong educational programs promote economic growth and protect property values.

    • The school board will continue to utilize a Program Manager and a Citizens Oversight Committee as was done in 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2016.

    • The use of bonds in conjunction with the sales tax allows us to begin acquiring technology and construction immediately upon passage resulting in completion and payment for the projects within five years. Relying solely on the sales tax would require much more time for completion.

    • Funding education infrastructure through a sales tax allows non county residents who shop in Richmond County to take a substantial burden off the shoulders of property owners.  People who move into the county in the future will also pay their fair share.

    • Every construction dollar will be spent in Richmond County, contributing to local job creation and benefitting the local economy.

Projects for Phase VI 1¢ Sales Tax Extension

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    PAY-AS-YOU-GO

     

    • In response to the ever-increasing vital role of technology in today's global society and to provide opportunities for all students, the Phase VI budget includes an important allocation for the purchase of a substantial number of School System computers for individual student use, as well as other technology needed to increase learning.

     

    • Acquiring textbooks, technology (hardware and software), and acquiring school buses and other vehicles for the safety, security and maintenance of school facilities.

     

    • Replacing furniture, fixtures and equipment at schools throughout the School System.

     

    NEW AND REPLACEMENT SCHOOLS

    (please click on the Langford Middle School project for a narrative of the school)

      

    EXPANSIONS & RENOVATIONS

     (please click on the Academy of Richmond County Renovations project for a narrative of the school)

     

    HIGH SCHOOLS

     

    MIDDLE SCHOOLS

    • Middle School Field Upgrades

     

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    • Hornsby K-8—6 Classroom Addition  (Elementary), Connector Corridor, 4 Middle School Specialty Labs (renovation), HVAC & Roof (Middle School Building)
    • Sue Reynolds—6 Classroom Addition (4 Maker Space / 2 Classrooms) 

     

    ROOF AND HVAC PROJECTS (with additional state funding available)

    • Cross Creek High School — Roof 
    • McBean Elementary School — HVAC & Roof
    • Tobacco Road Elementary School — Roof
    • Gracewood Elementary School — HVAC & Roof
    • Glenn Hills High School — HVAC
    • Wilkinson Gardens Elementary School — HVAC
    • Bayvale Elementary School — HVAC
    • Glenn Hills High School — HVAC
    • Meadowbrook Elementary School — HVAC
    • Willis Foreman Elementary  School — HVAC
    • Freedom Park K-8 School — Roof
    • Barton Chapel Elementary School—HVAC
    • Blythe Elementary School—HVAC 

     

    OTHER FACILITIES

    • Highway 56 Transportation/ Maintenance Facility Infrastructure