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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 Projects

Project Name Scope of Work Architect Contractor Current Status
East Clayton Elementary New Construction Perkins + Will Meja Construction Under Construction
Gardenwalk Fuel Facility New Construction Manley, Spangler, Smith Architects Jimco Construction Under Construction
J.W. Arnold Elementary Renovations Moreland Altobelli Associates Nix-Fowler Constructors Under Construction

Upcoming Projects

Project Name Scope of Work Architect Contractor Current Status
Adamson MS Renovations Stevens & Wilkinson In Prequalification Process In Design
Brown ES & Mt. Zion ES Renovations Perkins & Will In Prequalification Process In Design
HVAC Replacement Group I & II Renovations Manley Spangler Smith In Bidding Process In Design
Jonesboro HS Renovations & Modifications Cooper Carry Prequalification Begins April 2018 In Design
Kilpatrick ES & Suder ES Renovations BRPH In Bidding Process In Design
North Clayton MS Renovations Cooper Carry In Prequalification Process In Design
Pointe South MS Renovations Perkins & Will In Prequalification Process In Design
Riverdale HS Renovations Manley Spangler Smith Prequalification Begins April 2018 In Design

Recently Completed Projects

Project Name Scope of Work Architect/Contractor Completion Date Contract Price
Elite Scholars Academy New Construction J&R Construction August, 2017 $22,170,735
Riverdale High New Competition Gym New Construction Bowen & Watson Construction October, 2017 $13,566,000
Lee Street Elementary Renovations Nix- Fowler Constructors August, 2017 $3,364,000

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