Bibb County School District E-SPLOST on November ballot

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Board of Education is seeking E-SPLOST funds to pay for improvements in schools and athletic facilities.

Voters will vote on the E-SPLOST in the upcoming election.

On the Macon-Bibb ballot next month, the Bibb County School District is asking to keep the one-percent sales and use tax. The tax is projected to raise $185-million.

The money will be used for repairs, improvements, renovating, and upgrades.

Keith Simmons with the school district says desired projects include:

  • renovations to Rutland Middle and High Schools
  • Howard Middle and High Schools
  • renovating Thompson Stadium
  • all middle school athletic fields

Voting happens on November 5.

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