Thank you to our community stakeholders!
"On behalf of the Houston County Board of Education, please accept our sincere gratitude for voting to continue the E-SPLOST for 2017 to 2022. As an educator and father, it makes me proud to know that education is a priority for the citizens of Houston County. Our community stakeholders can be assured that we will use these dollars to continue to provide a quality education and support our mission to produce high-achieving students. Thank you for your continued support for our system and the children we serve!" - Dr. Mark Scott, Superintendent of Schools, March 2, 2016
Presentation 2012-2017 Progress
Questions & Answers
An Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) is a one-cent sales tax that lasts a maximum of five years or until the established cap is reached. Legislation enacted in 1985 allows school districts the option to ask voters for the ability to levy and collect a one percent sales tax to help fund school improvements. It can be used to pay for capital projects or to retire debt, but cannot be used to pay government operating expenses, such as salaries.
On Nov. 10, 2015, the Board of Education approved a resolution to continue the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST). An E-SPLOST is a one-cent sales tax that lasts a maximum of five years or until an established cap is reached. Houston County voters will be asked to vote on a continuation of the one-cent sales tax on Mar. 1, 2016.
A continuation of the E-SPLOST would provide funds to improve safety and security, facilities, technology and transportation. Overall the funds would be used to create safer and better learning environments.
The current E-SPLOST ends March 31, 2017. This referendum asks to continue the one-cent E-SPLOST for five years, from April 2017 to March 2022, or until a cap of $135 million is reached, whichever comes first.
E-SPLOST Endorsed By:
21st Century Partnership
City of Warner Robins
City of Centerville
City of Perry
Houston County Commissioners
Houston County Development Authority
Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce
Central Georgia Board of Realtors
Houston County Retired Educators Association