A day after Clayton County residents overwhelmingly backed another SPLOST for schools, Superintendent Morcease Beasley said he was humbled by the support from voters.
“This vote endorses all the work that we have done to this point, all strategies that we have developed and implemented, including all the actions to create a culture of high performance throughout our county,” Beasley said in a statement Wednesday. “These actions will lift our students to more success in our classrooms and beyond. Our children are so deserving.”
Of those who voted Tuesday, 77 percent approved the $280 million SPLOST, which will be used for more schools, new buses and a program for youngsters who are not enrolled in public or private Pre-K programs.
“I thank Clayton County for giving us an opportunity to continue to raise the bar in our school district with modern facilities, enhanced infrastructure, state-of-the-art technology and new transportation capability,” Beasley said.
“Your support will accelerate our continued efforts towards being a high performing district in our region, our state, our nation, and our world,” he said.
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