DeKalb County School District (DCSD) seeks stakeholder input on options to address E-SPLOST budget issues.
The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is holding five (5) public meetings to seek public input on proposed options to address E-SPLOST budget issues arising from projects going WAY over budget as well as some additional projects. The proposed options were presented to the Board of Education on July 8, 2019.
Part of the proposed options is a potential referendum to approve a General Obligation(GO) bond issue. E-SPLOST is WAY over budget, so to complete the current E-SPLOST program and as well as complete additional projects to address facility needs. The GO bond would be up to $265 Million.
The five meetings will be held at the following locations on the following dates:
• Clarkston High School, August 26, 2019, 7:00 pm
• Chamblee High School, August 27, 2019, 7:00 pm
• Miller Grove High School, August 28, 2019, 7:00 pm
• Columbia High School, September 4, 2019, 7:00 pm
• Lakeside High School, September 10, 2019, 7:00 pm
To receive more public input, DCSD is conducting an online survey. I took it and thought it was VERY confusing.
The current E-SPLOST program is funded by a one cent sales tax. The GO Bond would be funded by a roughly 1 mill property tax increase for the next 15 years. So your annual property taxes would increase by $50 for every $150K your house is worth.
E-SPLOST Program Budget and GO Bonds
July 9, 2019 – The DeKalb Schools administration presented 3 options to address E‐SPLOST budget issues. DeKalb Schools will be promoting a GO bond. Everybody gets a carrot except for Chamblee, they apparently get the stick.
Options To Address E-SPLOST Budget Issues
May 13, 2019 – In earlier posts, I discussed E-SPLOST Budget Overruns and Projects on Hold. What’s the plan? Here are the options we are currently looking at.