2015 E-SPLOST Information
On November 3, 2015, 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 in nearly 60 new schools and nearly 80 school additions, as well as technology improvements that are essential to teaching and learning.
Here are some key facts about the proposed E-SPLOST:
- Anticipated revenue of $950 million (By law, Buford City Schools will get $22.3 million based on their student enrollment, leaving GCPS with $927.6 million.)
- Projects include 4 new schools and 9 additions and renovations.
- Technology upgrades systemwide, including a refresh of technology at all middle and high schools.
- Equipment and facilities modifications for the high school academies
- Furniture, fixtures, and equipment to address needs due to growth and replacement
- Fine arts needs (growth and replacement)
- Facility improvements to address preventive maintenance that has been postponed due to budget cuts (roofing, painting, carpeting, etc.)
Here are some additional resources about the E-SPLOST:
Pictured above are four new schools (Discovery HS, Baggett ES, Graves ES, and Jordan MS) that opened in August of 2015. These schools are examples of the E-SPLOST projects that have benefited students throughout Gwinnett County.