The Plan/SPLOST III— Gwinnett School Board calls for extension of the sales tax to be on November ballot









The Plan/SPLOST III— Gwinnett School Board calls for extension of the sales tax to be on November ballot

The Board of Education adopted a resolution calling for the extension of the sales tax for schools to be included on the ballot on November 7, 2006. The ballot measure would ask Gwinnett County voters to approve extending the current special purpose local option sales tax for educational purposes for another five years. SPLOST III would be in effect from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2012, if approved. The current one-cent sales tax for schools expires on June 30, 2007. Due to Gwinnett County Public Schools' continued enrollment growth over the past two decades, and the projected continuation of that growth for the foreseeable future, new schools and other capital improvements for the additional students are an ongoing, pressing need. SPLOST III is projected to generate, at best, $1.1 billion – enough funding to cover 40 to 50 percent of the known classroom and capital needs. Additional funding will need to be considered to complete the five-year building program. Attached is a presentation on the system's needs and "The Plan" to address those needs, along with a listing of projects and a fact sheet. This information, along with other factual information about the proposed building program, will be available on the school system's Web site, GCPS-TV, and at meetings in the coming weeks and months.

Presentation on The Plan BOE 7-13-06.pdfThe Plan Document BOE 7-13-06.pdfSPLOST III Fact Sheet 9-12-06.pdf