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What is SPLOST?

SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) is a one-cent tax on consumer goods for a term no longer than five years. The revenues of this sales tax are distributed to the local school district in which the tax is collected. In 1996, Georgia voters passed a state constitutional amendment, authorizing local school boards to put sales tax referendums on ballots. In 1997, the great citizens of Clayton County passed their first SPLOST referendum. In accordance with Georgia Law, these tax dollars are specifically earmarked only for Capital Improvements projects for educational purposes.

Thank you Clayton County voters for your continued support of the SPLOST program. In November of 2013, a new SPLOST for education for the term of 2015-2019 was approved. SPLOST V will be utilized for major renovations and modifications to existing facilities and new construction. In addition to this, there are also improvements to auxiliary facilities, transportation and technology needs. All projects are prioritized based on the facilities with the greatest need. Factors considered in determining priority of the projects are critical ones such as roofs, emergency generators, fire alarm systems, HVAC systems, surveillance equipment and intercom systems.

Acquiring Property for a Growing School District
Land purchased to construct school facilities must meet specific requirements. Potential school sites are reviewed and approved by the Georgia Department of Education. Board Policy FEDA addresses purchase of real estate and property acquisition for school sites.

Current & Upcoming Projects
Project Scope of Work Architect Contractor Current Status
Elite Scholars Academy New Construction Cooper Carry J & R Construction & Development, Inc. Under Construction
Morrow and Edmonds Elementary Schools Renovations &Modifications Stevens & Wilkinson MEJA Construction, Inc. Under Construction
Hendrix (Unidos) & Huie Elementary Schools Renovations & Modifications Gardner, Spencer, Smith, Tench & Jarbeau View Prequalified Contractors List In Design
Riverdale High School Auxiliary Gym New Construction Manley, Spangler, Smith View Prequalified Contractors List In Design
Elementary #14 (East Clayton Replacement) New Construction Perkins + Will In Design - Project Timeline

Recently Completed Projects
Project Scope of Work Architect/Contractor Completion Date Contract Price
Suder Elementary Re-Roofing & Modifications BRPH Architects / MEJA Construction June 2015 $1,475,000.00
Southern Crescent Stadium Field & Track Upgrades Manley, Spangler, Smith / Sportsturf June 2015 $996,239.00
Harper & Lake Ridge Elementary (Administrative Revisions) Renovations & Modifications Manley, Spangler, Smith / RACO, Inc. June 2015 $186,200.00
M.D. Roberts Middle & Magnet School New Construction &Renovations BRPH Architects/ Nix-Fowler Constructors October 2014 $15,824,000.00
Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts New Construction BRPH Architects/ Cooper & Company October 2014 $18,932,000.00
Group I Project ( Tara, Harper and Lake Ridge Elementary Schools) Renovations &Modifications Manley,Spangler, Smith / Nix-Fowler Constructors        September 2014 $18,782,430.00
Group II Project (West Clayton, Oliver, Lake City & Fountain Elementary Schools) Renovations &Modifications Southern A&E/ Cooper & Company September 2014 $24,960,000.00

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