Saturday 18 Jan 2020


WCPS To Hold Meetings On Sales Tax Proposal, School Projects

This past week, the Wayne County Board of Education and Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved 40 school projects to be completed over the next five years if the 1/4¢ sales and use tax is approved by voters during the March 3 primary election. In the coming days, a series of community meetings will be held to help school communities and the public become more informed about the school projects and the proposed 1/4¢ sales tax.

Below is the meeting schedule. Parents with students at Edgewood Community Developmental School, Wayne Academy, Wayne Early/Middle College High School and Wayne School of Engineering are encouraged to attend the meeting closest to where they live.

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As part of the district’s awareness efforts, the school district launched an Informational Website (www.waynecountyschools.org/salestax.aspx) which includes an Interactive Map of School Projects, a Breakdown of School Projects & Estimated Costs, and a FAQ about the proposed 1/4¢ sales tax. In the coming weeks artistic renderings of school projects and other resources will be added to the site.

2 Comments

  1. pyrate says:

    If the sales tax referendum doesn’t get voted in the March 3 election, then I don’t want to hear any complaints about all the trailers on the school campuses and the poor condition of our school buildings in Wayne County. Especially from the folks in the northern part of the county, where Fremont Elementary has a chance to double in capacity and relieve the over crowding and to get the trailers moved out at Northwest and Northeast Elementary. This is the only serious opportunity Wayne County will have in many years to come to have better school facilities.

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    • Waynecountynative says:

      Agreed! It is past time that this community put its young people’s well-being front and center. If you’ve visited a Wayne county school campus for a ball game, play, or parent conference lately you can see the very real infrastructure needs of the schools. Our kids deserve better and they are well worth a measly quarter at the checkout counter!

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