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Muscogee County SPLOST breakdown

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax or SPLOST for the Muscogee County School District is causing a split in the community. 

Residents have shown strong emotions for and against the tax increase. 

The district released a full breakdown showing where each and every dollar will go if the tax passes on March 17. 

Keep in mind these are just projected numbers for some of the proposed projects.

$34,000,000 will go to system wide technology and infrastructure upgrades.

The district also wants to replace Spencer High School. 

Shaw High School is set to get upgrades and new additions. 

Schools across the valley will also get cafeteria and bus upgrades. 

Superintendent David Lewis thanked the community for their support in the past. 

"We want to thank the community for their past support of SPLOST initiatives going back to 1997, 2003, and 2009 and we wanted to share new details to the community to show what each school will benefit from the SPLOST projects," Lewis said. 

Keep in mind the SPLOST can't be used for operation expenses, salaries, budget shortages, books, or for the curriculum. 

You can take a look at the numbers here.

In total, the SPLOST should bring around $200 million to the Valley.

Superintendent David Lewis is hosting public forums to educate the community on these numbers. 

The next forum will be on Tuesday, February 24, at Northside High School at 6PM.

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