Especially considering that DeKalb County voters overwhelmingly voted 63 to 37% in favor SPLOST, a tax levied especially for DeKalb County Schools to “generate $475 million for dozens of capital projects, including new buildings, new roofs, air-conditioning systems, even smart boards in every classroom. ”
There’s no shortage in the education budget for DeKalb County. The SPLOST program, which runs from 2007-2012, is expected to raise $513.4 million. What’s this $2.5 M over 30 years contract for?
These cell phone contracts are paltry amounts of money in exchange for an endangerment of students and residents, as well as an encumbrance of our property.
Which schools are really going to get the money? What happens when DeKalb County decides to close any one of these schools in the next three decades?