The next meeting of the Cherokee County Commission is coming up on Monday.
The commission is expected to consider which Education Sales Tax package to put on the ballot later this year.
A specially-called meeting was held last week to unveil the four possible options.
The tax is expected to generate 1.5-million dollars annually.
The first option would be a 50-50 split between the county’s general fund for the jail and the board of education.
Option two would see each get 700-thousand dollars with 100-thousand going to fund 2 school resource officers.
The third option would see 700-thousand going to the county for the jail and the school system getting 700-thousand initially. The school system money would bottom out at 375-thousand dollars as school resource officers are hired. The money for the resource officers would start at 100-thousand and would rise to 400-thousand.
The fourth option would see an initial amount of 1-million 25 thousand dollars going to the general fund for the jail and 375-thousand going to the schools. Once again, the money for the resource officers would start at 100-thousand and would rise to 400-thousand as the amount going to the general fund would decrease, bottoming out at 725-thousand.
Commissioner Marcie Foster, who prefers options three or four.
Whichever option is chosen, the final say on whether or not to extend the penny tax will be up to the voters of Cherokee County, according to Commissioner Kimball Parker.
We asked the other members of the board their thoughts, starting with Carlton Teague.
We also spoke to Commissioner Randy Jones.
The Monday meeting of the County Commission will take place in the Administration Building in Centre, starting at 10:00am with a planning session set for 9:00.