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E-SPLOST Update
 
WHAT IS E-SPLOST? 
An Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 
(E-SPLOST) is a one-penny sales tax that may be used by school systems to build new facilities, renovate existing structures, improve school bus fleets, upgrade HVAC systems and pay debt from previous projects.

The Board of Education is calling for a May 24 vote on reauthorizing the current E-SPLOST (penny sales tax). 

 SPLOST Pictures
 



 Renovation Projects
 HVAC Projects  
 
 
 
                                 E-SPLOST PROJECT EXPENDITURES 
CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION ($280M) 

Priorities include: 

Completing major renovation projects for schools in great need of physical upgrades, including several not addressed in prior E-SPLOST programs: 

  • Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy (Venetian ES/Connally ES merger), $23.5M 
  • Morningside ES, $20M 
  • Gideons ES, $16.5M (includes $6.5M from current E-SPLOST) 
  • D.H. Stanton ES, $10M 
  • Humphries ES, $10M 
  • Hollis Innovation Academy (Kennedy Building), $10M 
  • West Manor ES, $10M 

 


Addressing capacity challenges in the Grady Cluster: 

  • Middle school for Grady Cluster (former historic Howard HS), $47M (includes $5M from current E-SPLOST) 
  • Grady HS, $33M 
  • Walden Athletic Complex ($8M from current E-SPLOST) 

 

 
 

BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE & SYSTEMS ($128.1M) 

Projects will be funded based on need and availability of resources, based on the following criteria (in priority order): 

  • Fire protection/safety
  • Critical HVAC 
  • Roofs & enclosures
  • Electrical 
  • Plumbing and other factors 

 

 


DEBT LIQUIDATION ($35.8M) 

Payments of over $7 million per year for 5 years to retire certificates of participation (COPs) debt for the new North Atlanta High School Project. 

 
 
 
 

TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE & EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT EQUIPMENT ($47M) 

       Priorities include: 

  • Investing in up-to-date hardware for students and employees 
  • Upgrading critical infrastructure including school intranet 
  • Implementing necessary system upgrades 
  • Ensuring students and employees have access to newest instructional and operational software 

 

 
 

VEHICLE REPLACEMENT/TRANSPORTATION ($16.3M) 

  • Transporting students in safe and reliable buses (Recommended replacement metric is 10 years or 100,000 miles; 367 of 406 buses will meet or exceed 10 years of age at the end of the SPLOST cycle in the year 2022) 
  • Providing maintenance, IT, athletic, operations, and security staff with safe and reliable work vehicles (163 of 266 vehicles will meet or exceed 15 years of age at the end of SPLOST cycle in 2022) 

 

 

ATHLETIC FIELDS & PHYSICAL EDUCATION UPGRADES ($9.1M) 

       Priorities include: 

  • Ensuring all high schools have field houses and artificial turf ($8.1M) 
  • Complete upgrades to Grady ($600K) and Lakewood ($400K) Stadiums, per facility assessments 
  • Complete necessary upgrades at Cheney Field to provide much needed relief for athletic competition space (if funds allow) 

 

 

 

 
E-SPLOST Budget Chart  

  

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