“I’m sure there are at least two people who would love to hear that,” said board member David Chastain, whose position includes Sprayberry.
To exploreCobb’s parents unite district to rebuild Sprayberry High School
Dozens of Cobb County parents held a rally last month to encourage the district to rebuild the school, which opened at the intersection of Sandy Plains and Piedmont Roads in 1973.
Ragsdale said a new startup and events center would allow the district to have its own place to host graduation ceremonies instead of using the convening center at Kennesaw State University.
Other proposed projects include the construction of the District’s Second Career Academy in the North Cobb area; upgrades to Tapp Middle School; new additions to Kincaid, Mt. Bethel, Murdock, Sope Creek and Tritt elementary schools; as well as upgrades to sports facilities and stadium.
The money will also be used for technology upgrades as well as for safety and security improvements. The proposed list can be viewed on the website.
James Wilson, the school district’s planning consultant, said the upcoming Ed-SPLOST will set aside funds for “un-designated classrooms,” which would be applied to schools where growth is not expected.
To exploreParents ask Cobb schools to remove student mask mandate
Wilson said the district included the Bells Ferry Elementary School project “is a high priority” and on the list because of its use of multiple portable classrooms and because more growth is expected for the area. .
Although North Cobb High School has undergone some modifications, the school still needs continued attention, Wilson said.
“In some areas that are currently in use you can tell it was built in the 50s and 60s and just needs a few modifications and upgrades,” he said.
Cobb County School Board members are expected to approve the final list in June and the voting language in August. If approved by voters, the tax would be collected for five years from 2024. The current SPLOST began in 2019 and ends in 2023.
“We have an awesome facility and it’s because of SPLOST and because the citizens are supporting it,” Ragsdale said.