Bulloch County Schools has posted its annual audit report of how the school district has used funds from its fourth education special purpose local option sales tax revenues (E-SPLOST). The funds were used in compliance with the E-SPLOST IV referendum approved by Bulloch County voters on Nov. 7, 2017.
E-SPOST IV allows for the collection of a one-cent sales and use tax for educational purposes for five years (Jan.1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2023) to fund significant capital improvement projects. These include
- renovations and improvements to school facilities;
- new safety, security and instructional technology;
- additional buses;
- improved learning spaces furniture;
- new playground equipment; and
- new middle school athletic facilities and renovations or expansions to existing facilities.
These projects were identified with input from principals, faculty leaders, school councils and two community advisory committees (E-SPLOST and Facilities). They were then prioritized for action by nearly 60 parents, community, and faculty members, who collaborated on these two committees. The projects, in addition to needs identified by the school system’s Three-Year Technology Plan and the School Improvement Department are how the estimated $66.1 million in E-SPLOST IV revenues are being invested.
Learn more about the district’s use of E-SPLOSTs at www.bullochschools.org/business-services/education-splost.