This month, Atlanta voters have a chance to weigh in directly on more than $464 million in Atlanta Public Schools spending.
That's the amount the school district expects to collect from a one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST, that's on the ballot this month. This isn't exactly a new tax: Atlanta has had a school sales tax for years to help fund capital projects.This would basically continue that tax. Fulton, DeKalb, Atlanta Public Schools and city of Decatur schools all have school sales taxes up for vote this month.
Early voting runs through Friday. Election Day is Tuesday.