Before the March 24 vote, community members will have several chances to ask questions about the sixth round of the education special purpose local option sales tax and the general obligation bond referendum.
Hall County Schools invites people to attend any of its seven informational meetings, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. every Monday, from Jan. 27 through March 9.
The bonds will allow Hall to begin work on its school renovations and building products. The system will pay back the bonds with revenues from the 1-cent sales tax.
Stan Lewis, Hall’s director of community relations and athletics, will lead the meetings. He plans to focus on the district’s 10-year, $258 million facilities plan by highlighting the upgrades for each school cluster.
“Thank you to this board for stepping up and saying our boys and girls deserve more,” Hall Superintendent Will Schofield said at the Monday, Jan. 13 Board of Education meeting. “It’s time.”
The school system also released its E-SPLOST VI and bond referendum website, which includes explanations of the district’s priorities and needs, and a 13-minute video that encompasses Hall’s 10-year facilities plan. People can find the website by visiting esplost.hallco.org.
E-SPLOST VI and bond referendum informational meetings:
Monday, Jan. 27: Johnson High School, Performing Arts Center
Monday, Feb. 3: North Hall High School, Performing Arts Center
Monday, Feb. 10: Cherokee Bluff High School, theater
Monday, Feb. 17: Flowery Branch High School, theater
Monday, Feb. 24: West Hall High School, theater
Monday, March 2: East Hall High School, Performing Arts Center
Monday, March 9: Chestatee High School, theater