School Board approves resolution asking for an extension of the SPLOST









School Board approves resolution asking for an extension of the SPLOST

The Gwinnett County Board of Education unanimously approved on July 28, 2011, a resolution to ask voters for an extension of the one-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) for schools. The election, scheduled for November 8, will ask Gwinnett County residents to extend the current sales tax for another five years. The education SPLOST was first approved by Gwinnett voters in 1997 and was extended in 2001 and 2006. This extension (SPLOST IV) could generate a projected $876 million of which $858.9 million would be allocated for Gwinnett County Public Schools and $17.1 million will go to Buford City Schools.

If passed, SPLOST IV would allow for the continuation of "The Plan," the district's long-range plan for providing classrooms and technology for its growing student population. In addition to funding hundreds of new classrooms, SPLOST IV also would provide systemwide facility and infrastructure improvements, as well as technology essential to world-class teaching and learning.

Joint resolution calling for the SPLOST (PDF)

Intergovernmental Agreement (PDF)