November 3 – Resounding victory for E-SPLOST in Tuesday’s elections | Education and Career Development

November 3, 2021 – Chatham County voters continued to support the E-SPLOST 1% retail sales tax on Tuesday’s general election ballot.

Out of 22,588 votes cast, the tax received 16,745 votes, or 74.13% of favorable votes.

The 1% education sales tax will be in place for up to 20 calendar quarters in the Chatham County School District, which is estimated at $ 410,000,000. The funds will be used for a long list of projects for the Chatham County School District facilities:

(a) acquire land for schools, support facilities and sports facilities;

(b) construction, renovation and equipping of schools, support facilities and sports facilities;

(c) the purchase of school buses and other transportation vehicles;

d) modernize technology and make administrative and technological improvements system-wide.

The ballot issue included the approval of the issuance of a general bond debt by the Chatham County School District in the amount of $ 200,000,000 to fund all or part of the projects listed. , which allows projects to kick-start as funds arrive. the next five years, starting January 1, 2022.

The Board of Public Education had provided the public with a detailed list of investment projects it expects to fund.

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