Atlanta Public Schools (APS) announced on Twitter Tuesday, that they will begin to engage with stakeholders about the 2022 E-SPLOST.
APS’s website went into more detail regarding the E-SPLOST, discussing what the E-SPLOST would mean to Fulton and DeKalb County voters.
“In order for the district to continue to receive the one percent sales tax revenue for capital projects in July 2022, Fulton County and DeKalb County Voters would need to approve a renewal of the E-SPLOST during the November 2021 election. If voters approve a 2022 E-SPLOST reinvestment, up to $650.8 million would be approved for APS.”
As noted on APS’s website, an E-SPLOST is “a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for education.”
“It is a one-cent sales tax on all retail purchases.”
This would entail that every time someone in these counties makes a purchase, it contributes to the funding of “local schools”, as mentioned on the site.
Revenue garnered from the E-SPLOST will go to Fulton County Public Schools in Fulton County, and DeKalb County Public Schools as well as Decatur City Schools in DeKalb County.