E-SPLOST V

  • 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 $62.486M 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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SPLOST V

How Will The Money Be Used?

  • If approved, the E-SPLOST V term would begin January 1, 2019

      Budget
    Construction, Modifications and Renovations $36,986,000
    Technology (Classroom) $9,500,000
    Technology (Infrastructure and Administration) $8,000,000
    Student Transportation $4,050,000
    Safety and Security $550,000
    Instructional Materials/Equipment $2,850,000
    Copy Machines $400,000
    Planning, Legal and Administrative $150,000
    Total Proposed Expenditures  $ 62,486,000.00

E-SPLOST V in Action

  • E-SPLOST V 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:

      • Park Street (Replacement) Elementary School – New Construction
      • College & Career Academy – New Construction
      • Contemporary Learning Environments
      • Interactive learning, Virtual Reality, and other STEM technology devices
      • Facility Condition Assessment
      • Educational Facilities Master Plan

    2. Sustaining & Improving technology and infrastructure for student learning.


    E-SPLOST V BASIC FACTS


    Referendum date: March 21, 2017
    Effective date: January 1, 2019
    Expiration date:   December 31, 2023
    Projected total
    Marietta City Schools revenue:
    $62,486,000

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