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Public can share input on sales tax for education at upcoming meetings
The Hall County School District board meets Monday evening. - photo by Kristen Oliver

Hall County school leaders want local voters to be informed before a Nov. 3 vote on a sales tax for education.

The school district will host listening sessions in all six of its high school regions prior to the referendum on continuing the special purpose local option sales tax for education.

School spokesman Gordon Higgins said he will “give kind of an overview about SPLOST, what we’ve done up to this point and what we plan to do in the future.” He hopes to have a schedule for the sessions set in the next week.

Higgins said the district wants to know what the public thinks of how E-SPLOST funds have been used, and if there is anything in particular the public wants funded.

“Obviously for us this is very important,” Higgins said.

The school system cannot encourage people to vote one way or another.

“However, we do believe we have an obligation to make sure everybody knows exactly where the money is spent and where it would be spent if it is passed again,” Superintendent Will Schofield said.

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