Note: Please understand that your property taxes DO NOT pay for building new schools or school renovations.
Education SPLOST or E-SPLOST is what pays for school renovations and new school buildings. It is a penny tax on every purchase made in Fulton County. It shares the burden with everyone, even people who don't live in the county who buy things here. E-SPLOST brings in almost a Billion dollars every 5 years. E-SPLOST must be brought to a public vote every 5 years. The last one was voted in March 2016 and goes from July 1, 2017 through June 30th, 2022. E-SPLOST paid to replace Heards Ferry Elementary and Riverwood (currently under construction). If you do not fight for E-SPLOST money to be spent on North Springs it will go to Roswell, Alpharetta and South Fulton.
YOUR PROPERTY TAXES
Your property taxes cover the operating budget for all Fulton County Schools - they pay for teachers' salaries, administrative costs, photocopiers, computers, supplies and everything needed to run the day to day operations for schools. Last year FCS operating budget exceeded 1 Billion dollars.
ALSO NOTE: The City of Sandy Springs, Fulton County Government and Fulton County Schools are all separate independent governing groups. Your City Council and Fulton Government do not control the school portion of you taxes. Fulton County Schools and the Fulton County School Board determine your school property taxes and oversee the money spent on Fulton County Schools.
Thank you to everyone who attended the September Fulton County School Board meeting in support of a new North Springs facility. We are pleased to announce that at the September meeting, the Board voted to fast track the hiring of an architect CDH Partners to do a new, detailed assessment of North Springs High School's deficiencies and determine how the school can best be brought to modern standards. See the video below. Note that community input makes a difference. We appreciate the efforts of Fulton County Schools (FCS) to move forward to address the community’s concerns, but must remain committed to getting a new facility for North Springs.
Below is the file of the informational posters displayed at our informational meeting on September 6th.
Read about our information meeting in the Sandy Springs Reporter
Below is the video of the board meeting where the board voted to fast track a new architect to evaluate North Springs. The architect has visited the school and things are progressing. CFANNS will keep the community informed as we learn what is happening. We appreciate the efforts of Fulton County Schools (FCS) to move forward to address community concerns, but CFANNS still has many questions. CFANNS is committed to remaining a key participant in this process. We need to continue to address the board and let them know that we are united in a New North Springs facility. Our community and students deserve a new school!