Thu., September 17, 2009 11:28am (EDT)

Columbus Passes SPLOST for Schools
By Susanna Capelouto
Updated: 5 years ago

COLUMBUS, Ga.  —  
The penny sales tax will help build five new schools in Columbus.
The penny sales tax will help build five new schools in Columbus.
Voters in Columbus approved a $233 million Special Local Option Sales Tax for education.

According to the Columbus Ledger Inquirer, only 15% of registered voters turned out Tuesday for the special election.

The penny tax will be in place for five years or until the money is raised.

It will be used to build five new schools and for upgrades to other schools.