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
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 March 1, 2016, approximately 74% of Houston County voters approved the continuation of the E-SPLOST. Collections on the 2017-2022 E-SPLOST began on April 1, 2017, and will continue until 2022. Thank you!
The priorities for the 2017-2022 E-SPLOST are safety, facilities, technology, instructional materials, and transportation. Specific projects can be found on our Facilities page. Overall the funds will be used to create safer and better learning environments.
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