On November 3, 2020, Gwinnett voters will be 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 proposed E-SPLOST that will appear 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 include 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 are:
o Technology upgrades systemwide, including a refresh of technology at all schools. Click here to see what technology is planned for the next five to six years.
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 some additional resources about the E-SPLOST:
Pictured above are North Gwinnett HS, Shiloh MS, and a classroom within Trickum MS. These schools are examples of facilities that will benefit from E-SPLOST proceeds in Gwinnett County.