The November 3 Election... 4 Things to Know
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.
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.
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
The E-SPLOST question is long... and it is the second-to-last item on the ballot.