"Thank you, Houston County voters, for passing the E-SPLOST for our schools! Your vote enables us to provide the latest technology for our students and teachers, as well as ensuring safer, more up-to-date facilities. We are excited to begin the process to bring our classrooms up to 21st Century standards and to upgrade facilities. Your support is appreciated, especially for your contribution toward our overarching goal to achieve our mission to produce high-achieving students and our vision that our system will be world class." ~Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines
A Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (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.
Money raised from the education SPLOST extension would be used to update classroom technology across the system; improve safety and security of our students and staff; provide much needed facility upgrades, such as to air conditioning units; improve existing facilities where needed; and purchase additional school sites. Overall the funds would be used to create a better and safer learning environment for our students.
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