The school system’s proposal for joint financing of a new multi-purpose building to be built on a new educational campus off Highway 316 is moving forward. But over the next few weeks, elected officials on the Barrow County Board of Education and the Barrow County Board of Commissioners will have to sign off on an intergovernmental agreement that lays out how — and who — will use the facility. School officials have asked county officials to turn over almost $2.9 million from the 2005 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax set aside for a voter-approved cultural arts center. Plans now call for the project to be a multi-use building. The school system would provide not only the land but also $1.5 million from its 2006 SPLOST. It also would design and supervise construction and then be responsible for maintenance, repairs, utilities and operations.
For the full story, see the June 5 issue of the Barrow Journal.