Barrow County Schools Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) receipts continue to steadily climb, according to Chris Griner, assistant superintendent of business services, who gave a monthly SPLOST update to the board of education.
According to his March report, the system finished out 2014 with $9.262 million for the year, up nearly $650,000 from the previous year.
Between 2013 and 2014, the only month that saw a decrease was in March, down $99,550 from March 2013.
Griner said no explanation is known for the decrease, but similar drops were seen in neighboring school systems as well.
The highest increases were seen in December, up $94,400; August, up $86,300; and in May, up $76,500. And this upward trend has continued into the 2015 collection period, with February receipts totaling at $734,200, up almost $47,000 from last year.
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