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School officials prepare for SPLOST election

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - "This is a very important project for the entire community and I think we have taken our case to the people," says Muscogee County School Superintendent, Dr. Susan Andrews.

And now it's up to the people to support or reject a penny sales tax.

School officials believe the district's month long aggressive "Vote Yes for SPLOST," campaign will hopefully pay off.

In the meantime, some residents still have questions about where and how the money will be spent.

"The persistent questions that come up generally speaking is about the school system and the credibility of the board," says Fife Whiteside.

The school district's proposed project list includes a new Carver High School, two new elementary schools, one middle school, air conditioning in the gyms and many more projects and renovations.

But some people still have concerns about the priority of those projects on the list.

School board members say they want people to know they can be trusted.

"All of the projects were taken care in 1997 and 2003 and the list for 2009. We have kept our word and promises made where promises kept," says board member, Patricia Hugley-Green.

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