At its last meeting on Nov. 29, the board had approved a recommendation by Superintendent Curtis Jones to ask voters for the SPLOST IV, which would run for three years and raise an estimated $25,200,000. The money — used on a pay-as-you-go basis — would be used for renovations of school facilities and technology upgrades in the school system.
Daood Amin asked the board whether the list of projects that would be renovated with SPLOST money could be modified or whether it was set in stone. Amin also wondered why the proposed SPLOST IV would run for only three years instead of five, as is the case for the current SPLOST III.
The other two speakers, Virginia Akin and Tommie Kendall, both mothers of students at Moore Elementary, were inquiring about the school first appearing on the project list of the proposed SPLOST IV and later disappearing from the list. Akin and Kendall both said they would like the board to reconsider.
Board members did not provide feedback to the comments by Amin, Akin and Kendall because it is the policy of the Griffin-Spalding Board of Education not to respond to public comments.