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2013 SPLOST Referendum (Voter Approved March 19, 2013)

On March 19, 2013, the Newton County School System passed a joint Referendum Resolution with Social Circle City Schools to call for an election to continue the 1% education local option sales tax which will expire on December 31, 2014. The referendum calls for up to $30,000,000.00 of the tax collections to be used to pay the principal and interest on current outstanding General Obligations Bonds coming due on February 1, 2015 through August 1, 2020. The referendum calls for up to $45,000,000.00 to be used to construct a replacement high school, to purchase technology equipment and buses, and to add to, repair, renovate, replace, improve, and equip existing buildings and facilities.