COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Columbus chapter of the NAACP spoke about the SPLOST at its monthly "Moral Monday" forum.
The forum was held Monday afternoon in collaboration with community and coalition partners. Those who attended heard arguments for and against the Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax.
The goal is to better inform the public before voting day on March 17.
"They voted people in place to represent us on the school board, and though there is a SPLOST, they don't understand what's coming out of it," Columbus NAACP chapter President Tonza Thomas said. "So, tonight we're going to give them an opportunity to hear the opponents and the proponents and they can make their own decision from there."
SPLOST is intended to raise about $200 million though five years to pay for several school improvement and construction projects in the Muscogee County School District.