September 12, 2019
For Immediate Release
GRIFFIN - The "Grow with GSCS" Education SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) Campaign, comprised of volunteers with an interest in supporting the renewal of the one-penny SPLOST to fund education projects, has announced the following committee members:
Quimby Melton, III - Chair
Melton is a former educator from Griffin High School. "Education and children are the top priority within our Griffin-Spalding Community. This penny will raise over $46 million for the needs of our educational system and safety of our children," said Melton. "We look forward to explaining this Education Special Local Option Sales Tax in meetings during the next few weeks. This is not a new tax but rather a continuation of the previous eSPLOST. No new taxes are being asked of voters for our school system."
The e-SPLOST project list includes renovations for Spalding High School, Cowan Road and Kennedy middle schools, Anne Street, Futral Road, Moreland Road elementary schools, Taylor Street Campus/Auditorium/Gym Renovation, Transportation Facility, Instructional Technology (including the 1:1 Chromebook Initiative, Computer Refresh Cycle, EPIC System, and Security Assessment Work), School Buses, and safety and security projects (including camera systems, security doors, keypad/key card doors, intercom systems, and generators).
The total amount of the E-SPLOST VI project list is $46,900,000.
The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education voted unanimously at its July 23 regular meeting to approve a resolution calling for the renewal of its one-penny E-SPLOST for education purposes. The current e-SPLOST V cycle ends June 30, 2020.
The referendum will go before Spalding County voters on Nov. 5, 2019. Early voting begins October 14.