2020 E-SPLOST Election

  • On November 3, 2020, Gwinnett voters were asked to consider continuing the E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax). Over the years, Gwinnett students and school communities have benefited from the E-SPLOST which has provided thousands of needed classrooms as well as technology improvements that are essential to teaching and learning.
    Here are some key facts about the E-SPLOST plan that appeared on the 2020 ballot:

    • Anticipated revenue of $984 million (By law, Buford City Schools will get $27.5  million based on their student enrollment, leaving GCPS with $957 million.)
    • Projects included 1 new school (a middle school in the Archer Cluster) and 7 additions and renovations (Archer High School; Central Gwinnett High School; Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Harbins Elementary School; North Gwinnett High School; Shiloh Middle School; and Trickum Middle School.
    • Other capital improvements included:
      o    Technology upgrades systemwide, including a refresh of technology at all schools. Click here to see what technology is planned for future needs.

    o    Digital instructional resources and other instructional materials and textbooks
    o    Systemwide facility improvements including roofing and HVAC and building improvements)
    o    Purchase of school buses to replace older, less-efficient vehicles

    Here are additional resources about the E-SPLOST that were shared with Gwinnett voters: