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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
Adamson MS                     Renovations Stevens & Wilkerson SRS Inc. Under Construction 
East Clayton Elementary New Construction Perkins + Will Meja Construction Under Construction
HVAC Group I  Renovations Manley Spangler & Smith Nix-Fowler Constructors Under Construction 
HVAC Group II Renovations Manley Spangler & Smith Meja Construction Under Construction 
J.W. Arnold Elementary Renovations Moreland Altobelli Associates Nix-Fowler               Constructors Under Construction
Kilpatrick ES    &        
Suder ES
Renovations  BRPH Hogan Construction Under Construction 
M. D. Roberts MS  2nd Floor
 BRPH Construction Works Under Construction 
North Clayton MS Renovations  Cooper Carry NIX-Fowler Constructors
Under Construction 
Riverdale HS Renovations Manley Spangler & Smith  J&R Construction Under Construction 

Upcoming Projects

Project Name Scope of Work Architect Contractor Current Status
Brown ES & Mt. Zion ES Renovations Perkins & Will To Be Determined In Design
Jonesboro HS Renovations & Modifications Cooper Carry To Be Determined 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
Garden Walk Fuel Facility  New Construction Jimco Construction
December, 2017 $985,400.00
Martin Luther King Elementary
Replacement Play Power
Little Tikes
 April, 2018 $159,089.76

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