Superintendent Lewis presents "Wish List" at school board meeting

Superintendent Lewis presents "Wish List" at school board meeting

MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - Muscogee County voters will be asked again next year to continue paying an extra penny sales tax to help fund local schools.

Superintendent David Lewis presented his "wish list" to the school board Wednesday night on how to best utilize the money that will be generated by SPLOST - or special purpose local option sales tax.

The tax approved by voters in 2009 expires at the end of this year, and voters will decide in March whether to renew it.

Lewis told board members the $192 million expected to be generated by SPLOST would allow the district to continue its positive momentum.

"They were very receptive and very positive about the projects that have been identified and again this is based on input from our school principals, from the various PTA/PTO Groups in our schools," explained Lewis. "So we're trying to, as well as our Libraries and Museum Directors."

SPLOST revenues are expected to shrink by about $30 million this time around, and Lewis says that means some projects will have to wait.

One thing remaining on his wish list is the $56 million to replace Spencer High School.

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