After November 2, Cobb families have more to celebrate than just the neighborhood World Series Champions (Go Braves!). Cobb Schools will continue the District’s legacy of providing a world-class education in world-class facilities thanks to voters overwhelmingly approving the extension of the one penny tax to benefit schools.  

With more than 72% of the vote, the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (Ed-SPLOST) won community support during the November 2 referendum. In addition, the Ed-SPLOST VI initiative earned 100% support from all school precincts. As a result of the leadership of the Cobb Board of Education and Superintendent Ragsdale, Cobb citizens were able to vote on a transparent and cost-effective method of paying for capital improvement projects.  

“Cobb students and teachers are grateful to Cobb voters for once again recognizing that voting ‘yes’ on Ed-SPLOST is the most fiscally responsible way to positively impact Cobb students for decades. Support from 100% of our school posts reinforces the value our schools bring to all of Cobb County,” said Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. 

The projects in the voter-approved Ed-SPLOST VI will benefit every school in the District. In addition to replacing aging infrastructure and enhancing safety and security throughout the county, Sprayberry High School will see a classroom rebuild with modernization and upgrades. A new elementary school will be built in the southern Cobb area and a new career academy in northern Cobb. A more complete list of how the penny tax will impact schools in your area is available here