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Written by Matt Davis on October 5, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Voters in Rome and Floyd County will soon determine the fate of a one-cent education local option sales tax.  The E-SPLOST is among the items that will be featured on the November 7th ballot.

Floyd County projects that would be funded by the E-SPLOST include a new Pepperell Middle School and the modernization of Armuchee High School.  Projects for Rome City Schools include the establishment of a sixth grade STEAM Academy along with the Rome High College and Career Academy, the preservation of Main Elementary, as well as expansions and upgrades to athletic and extracurricular facilities.

Buster Young, a representative for Rome-Floyd Citizens for Better Schools, attests that the E-SPLOST would be a continuation of the current one-cent sales tax for education.  Some 40 percent of its collection would come from non-Floyd County residents.

Young adds that a website has been established for those who would like to know more about the proposed E-SPLOST (and the projects that it will fund).  Interested parties may visit www.betterschoolsforkids.com.

In addition to the E-SPLOST, voters will cast their ballots for or against a $63.8 million SPLOST on November 7th.  Three posts on the Rome City Commission and all seven posts on the Rome City Board of Education are also up for a vote.  The deadline to register in this election is coming up on Tuesday, October 10th.

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