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  • A Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for Education (E-SPLOST) is a countywide, one-cent (penny) tax on all consumer goods that must be approved by voters in a referendum and is in effect for five years. A sales tax is based on consumption and is shared by all consumers. Estimates show that up to 30% of these funds are paid by non-Cobb County residents. If approved by voters, E-SPLOST is expected to collect $71.514M for Marietta City Schools (MCS) to construct, renovate, and revitalize aging school facilities district wide to ensure a well-maintained and secure learning environment for students and staff at all campuses; and, keep pace with rapidly changing technology for student learning. 


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How Will The Money Be Used?


    Splost VI Summary Budget
    Construction, Modifications and Renovations $52,204,000
    Technology (Classroom and Infrastructure) $14,500,000
    Transportation $3,140,000
    Security System Upgrades $250,000
    Instructional Materials/Equipment $870,000
    Copy Machines $400,000
    Planning, Legal and Administrative $150,000
    Total Proposed Expenditures  $ 71,514,039.00

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E-SPLOST VI in Action

  • E-SPLOST VI Focus

    1. Renovating & Revitalizing Marietta City Schools facilities and infrastructures district wide to ensure a well-maintained and secure learning environment for students and staff at all campuses. Immediate Projects (not inclusive) are:
      • Hickory Hills Elementary - Renovations/Modifications

      • Marietta Center for Advanced Academics - Renovations/Modifications

      • Sawyer Road Elementary - Renovations/Modifications

      • West Side Elementary - Renovations/Modifications, New cafeteria/kitchen

      • Marietta High School - Renovations/Modifications to original building not addressed by CTAE Renovations

      • Marietta Sixth Grade Academy – Window Replacement, Hardscape Improvements

      • Marietta Middle School – Roof repairs, Flooring, Painting

      • Northcutt Stadium – LED Video Scoreboard

      • MHS Baseball/Softball Stadium Turf/Facility Improvements 
      • MHS Track/LAX/Soccer Scoreboard

      • All Elementary Schools – Outdoor Education/Playground Improvements

    2. Sustaining & Improving technology and infrastructure for student learning.
      • Teacher Laptop Refresh

      • Student Chromebook Refresh

      • Interactive Display Refresh

      • Network/Server Infrastructure Enhancements

      • Fine Arts Instruments & Equipment

      • School Instructional Program Materials & Equipment

      • Audio/Visual System at MSGA


    Referendum date: November 2, 2021
    Expiration date:   December 2028
    Projected total
    Marietta City Schools revenue:

    SPLOST VI Projects