“After careful consideration, staff has determined that pursuing reauthorization of the SPLOST will provide the most benefit for the district and the least burden for taxpayers,” the district’s chief financial officer, Marvin Dereef, told the board.
Board member Katie Reeves said the funding mechanism has allowed the district to build new schools and buy computers for students without going into debt.
Earlier this month, the Atlanta school board similarly agreed to call for a November vote on the sales tax.
Atlanta Public Schools is located in both Fulton and DeKalb counties. The district is in line to receive an estimated $650 million if residents from both counties approve the tax extension.