The November 3 Election... 4 Things to Know

  • number one Gwinnett County voters are being asked to approve a continuation of the one-cent education special purpose local option sales tax or E-SPLOST.

    If approved, it would raise an estimated $984,565,000 over a five-year period for the Gwinnett County and Buford City public school systems.

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  • number two This is not a new tax.

    The same penny tax that has funded thousands of classrooms, new technology for schools, new buses, and more would continue to benefit Gwinnett County students if approved.

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  • number three Projects funded by the E-SPLOST would benefit every cluster, every school.

    • Districtwide projects: Technology improvements for all schools, including updated technology for instruction, support for digital learning, and modernized safety and security equipment; new school buses to replace older, less-efficient vehicles; digital instructional materials, software, and textbooks; and ongoing maintenance on schools and athletic facilities (roofing, carpet, HVAC, paint, and lighting)
    • One new school: a middle school in the Archer Cluster
    • Additions and renovations at seven existing schools: 
      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
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  • number four The E-SPLOST question is long... and it is the second-to-last item on the ballot.

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