Gwinnett school district spokeswoman Sloan Roach explained much of the district's growth has been in that part of the county and it needs to ease overcrowding. Norcross and Meadowcreek high schools had the second- and the sixth-largest enrollments in Georgia, respectively, during the last school year.
“Those are areas where we feel like we need more help in terms of relief,” Roach said.
Gwinnett would use the rest of the money to build additions or make renovations to at least nine other schools, mostly in the central part of the county. About one-third of the money would go toward technology improvements, such as new computers, in schools.
About 90 percent of Gwinnett voters approved the last sales tax in November 2011. Gwinnett has completed two-thirds of the projects on its current list, district officials said in a presentation Thursday.