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NoSPLOST 1 year, 11 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for Dec. 30, 2012

Mort did nothing to Morgan she did it to herself. Good riddance. The NSP workmans liens have not yet been fully exposed as the new grand jury has told the BOC to dig in. It is highly serious.

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NoSPLOST 1 year, 11 months ago on Newton school board approves GSBA for superintendent search

i would like to know how long the average supt that GSBA hires stays - Mathews tried to leave for Louisiana after 10 months being here and GSBA got him here - we are going to facing health care costs it is not wise to blow money on this again 3 years later when there is a free option

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NoSPLOST 1 year, 11 months ago on Social Circle approves SPLOST election

This is the very first time the 38,000 dollar figure has been reported. THANK YOU Mrs. Floyd as always digging deep. I did not hear one NCSS person reveal this amount previously. We are all doing with less. NCSS is not rocking the world with achievement and they like we can do with less. EHS all say they do NOT want to move they do NOT want a new building and look at Alcovy - sat in total darkness for MONTHS unwired because of bad capital planning and stadium lights overlooked and the Water Sew. Auth attorney fees? All wasteful wasteful. NO NO NO on MARCH 19th.

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NoSPLOST 1 year, 11 months ago on Newton school board approves call for SPLOST election

Taxpayers - these numbers don't fall - they RISE. Do not trust the school officials on this SPLOST marketing. Look - this is from their own website and they promised lower millage:

Ten year comparisons - note the higher numbers as the years go on the last year here is 2012.

M&O 17.21 17.21 17.21 18.21 18.21 18.21 18.21 18.21 20.00 20.00

Debt Service 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.12*

Ten-Year Millage Comparisons 18.21 18.21 18.21 19.21 19.21 19.21 19.21 19.21 21.00 21.12

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NoSPLOST 1 year, 11 months ago on Newton school board approves call for SPLOST election

SPLOST & Bond Referendum On September 18, 2007, Newton County residents passed the school system’s $110 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and general obligation bond referenda for schools.

By approving the SPLOST Referendum Newton County residents approved the continuation of the existing one-penny sales tax that was set to expire on December 31, 2009. These revenues will be used primarily to construct three new elementary schools, a new middle school, an addition to Alcovy High School; to make improvements at existing schools and Sharp Stadium; to improve technology; to purchase buses and to reduce the district’s general obligation principal indebtedness. This sales tax is limited to 60 months of collections or until a set amount of revenue has been received, whichever comes first.

The passage of the General Obligation Bonds referenda will provide the school system revenues to be used primarily to construct a new high school, complete the new middle school, and make additions/improvements to existing schools. This General Obligation Bond indebtedness is scheduled to be paid by a continuation of the current one mill for debt service after it is scheduled to expire in 2016.

The growth in our county is well documented. It was reported that from 2000-2006 Newton County was the 4th fastest growing county in Georgia and the 11th fastest growing county in the nation. We have continually grown by more than 1,000 students each year. At this rate of growth, more than 25,000 students are projected to be enrolled in our schools by 2013, the anticipated completion date of the proposed construction and improvements.

The proceeds from the SPLOST and GO Bond Referenda will be used for the following projects:

■Three new elementary schools. ■One new middle school. ■One new high school. ■An addition to Alcovy High School. ■Band/ROTC addition to Eastside High School. ■Renovations at existing schools, including Newton High School. ■Improvements to Sharp Stadium and possible construction of a second stadium. ■Improved technology throughout the school system. ■Payment for existing school buses which were acquired through bus purchase financing as well as future bus acquisitions. ■Payment towards existing bond indebtedness in order to maintain the current low rate of one mill for debt service

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NoSPLOST 1 year, 11 months ago on Newton school board approves call for SPLOST election

The school system has this on their site from 9/18/2007. Alcovy High's addition sat in darkness for months. What projects did they FAIL to handle within their budget? Just overlooking 500K in stadium lights? Suddenly finding 2M without making the Supt aware? The Operations Department got Ombudsman wrong and promised 2 sites - we got one - and the cost was high to the system. Attorney fees for WSA garbage and the LaQuanda Carpenter civil suit - how much were those attorney fees? Problems made worse at Airport Road? Who is overseeing the system budget anyway? And do we even need a new high school? Eastside does NOT WANT A NEW SCHOOL. And Sharp? They Sharp? A 2nd stadium?

NO NO NO NO NO TO SPLOST MARCH 19th 2013.

From 2007:

The proceeds from the SPLOST and GO Bond Referenda will be used for the following projects:

■Three new elementary schools. ■One new middle school. ■One new high school. ■An addition to Alcovy High School. ■Band/ROTC addition to Eastside High School. ■Renovations at existing schools, including Newton High School. ■Improvements to Sharp Stadium and possible construction of a second stadium. ■Improved technology throughout the school system. ■Payment for existing school buses which were acquired through bus purchase financing as well as future bus acquisitions. ■Payment towards existing bond indebtedness in order to maintain the current low rate of one mill for debt service.

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NoSPLOST 1 year, 11 months ago on Newton Schools to keep conflict of interest policy

Vote NO March 19th on SPLOST. Answer the missing money requests and show where LaQuanda Carpenter reimbursed all losses and we can reconsider.

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NoSPLOST 1 year, 12 months ago on Newton school superintendent to retire in June

Taxpayers should not trust NCSS with a SPLOST penny. VOTE NO ON SPLOST MARCH 19th. Make this system live within their means. There are too many oversights and problems that cost us money, Ombudsman opening, Airport Road mess, delay after delay after delay at NCCA opening, stadium lights overlooked at the new NHS, allegations of many clubs missing money at Alcovy High - until LaQuanda Carpenter repays all monetary losses to all taxpayers for Kent Campbell's services and all others who lost money VOTE NO ON SPLOST. Her suit was frivolous from day one and she knew she had much to lose so when the hounds came sniffing she dropped it and WE PAID as taxpayers. You don't poop on us and charge us to clean it up.

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