The current Cobb County School District SPLOST collection period is ending at the end of 2013, but plenty of construction and renovation needs remain.
That’s why the Board of Education recently hired an educational consultant to craft a politically salable package of projects that could go to Cobb voters early next year.
On Wednesday, the school board heard a progress report from James Wilson, a former Cobb school administrator and retired Fulton County school superintendent, whose Marietta firm, Education Planners, was paid $75,000 to put a proposal together.
The proposed collection period from Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2018 is being called “SPLOST IV” after the three special purpose local options sales taxes that have preceeded it, funding a healthy portion of construction and maintenance costs for Cobb schools.
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