HENRY COUNTY, Va – Henry County Public Schools will get to complete renovations at several schools thanks to a new tax increase.
The school district requested a sales tax to help expedite renovation projects for its aging schools.
The 1% sales tax increase, which began April 1, will help pay for new roofs on schools, as well as cafeteria expansions in elementary schools.
“We have a very small capital improvement budget every year so, for example, paving a parking lot can wipe that out for us. So long-term projects, larger projects for our buildings that are, we call them buildings with character, but some of them are quite old,” said Henry County Schools spokesperson Monica Hatchett.
Some of the buildings that will get upgraded thanks to the funding are almost 100 years old and will help the county accommodate more students.