DeKalb, $477 million; Fulton, $912.4 million; Decatur, $18 million; Atlanta, $513.4 million
What's most expensive project proposed by district?
DeKalb County -- A new Chamblee High School, $58.7 million
Fulton County -- A new McNair Middle School, $39.8 million; and a new technology plan, $189 million.
Decatur -- Officials say cost estimates are still being developed.
Atlanta -- A new Sylvan Middle School, $28.7 million. (This project, like others, is contingent on a demographic study to be conducted later this year, the results of which could have an impact on planned school construction projects.)
Each system's enrollment in 2011 and 2017, when the new tax ends:
Atlanta -- 45,582 for 2011-2011 and 46,978 for 2016-2017
DeKalb -- 98,000 currently, dropping 500 students a year to about 95,000 in 2017;
Fulton -- 91,671 currently, up to 99,819 in 2016-2017 school year
Decatur -- 2,092 for FY 2011, growing to 3,686 by 2015
Major plans by district:
Atlanta Public Schools
Construction and renovation of schools (including some rolled over from sales tax III) -- $245 million
Upgrading building infrastructure and systems -- $80 million
Security and safety system upgrades -- $16 million
Upgrades for athletic fields and playgrounds -- $21.4 million
Buying property (including land for new elementary, new high school in North Atlanta) -- $58 million
Technology upgrades -- $56 million
Fulton County Schools
Building 10 new schools -- one elementary north ($21.9 million), one middle school north ($34.6 million) and two elementary schools south, replacements for Gullatt Elementary ($22.5 million), Esther Jackson Elementary ($23.8 million), Heards Ferry Elementary ($21.9 million) and McNair Middle School ($39.8 million) and closing four elementary schools (College Park, Harriet Tubman, Mount Olive and Oak Knoll and building two in their place at a cost of $23.6 million each )
Renovating 69 schools -- $227 million
Technology -- $189 million
Decatur City Schools**
Acquire the property currently being leased for the 4-5 Academy at Fifth Avenue, the new school slated to open in August to fourth and fifth graders, and for the College Heights Early Learning Center.
Convert a gymnasium to classrooms at Renfroe Middle School and make other improvements.
Renovate and repair facilities, including Clairemont Elementary School, College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center, Decatur High School, the 4-5 Academy at Fifth Avenue, Glennwood Elementary School, Oakhurst Elementary School, Renfroe Middle School, Westchester Elementary School, and Winnona Park Elementary School.
Technology upgrades, buses and facility repairs throughout the district.
DeKalb County Schools
Building new elementary schools each costing $20.6 million -- Fernbank, Gresham Park, Peachcrest, Pleasantdale, Rock Bridge and Smoke Rise
Technology -- $42.7 million
Replace Chamblee High School $58.7 million; replace McNair Middle School $37.4 million
Renovations and additions, including at Redan High ($22.4 million) and Henderson Middle School ($16 million)
Arts school at Avondale High School $4.3 million
Source: Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County Schools, City of Decatur Schools, DeKalb County School System
**Decatur school officials said cost estimates on individual projects are not available
Other upcoming sales tax votes:
Cherokee: A vote is on the ballot for Nov. 8, which would extend the current tax for five years.
Gwinnett: A vote could be held as early as November, but nothing is official yet. The school system's current tax began July 1, 2007 and expires June 30, 2012.