Mark Your Calendar November 2 Edsplost Referendum

 This video provides the viewer with the key distinctions between the two currently available options for funding capital projects in the Cobb County School District, bonds and Ed-SPLOST. The referendum on Ed-SPLOST VI is on November 2nd, 2021, and early voting information can be found at this link: https://www.cobbcounty.org/elections/voting/advance-voting


SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a one-cent tax on all consumer goods that must be approved by voters in a referendum. Education SPLOST (Ed-SPLOST) receipts can be used only for school-related capital improvements.

Timeline  Ed-SPLOST 2021

  • January Facility needs assessment/facility planning        
  • February - Enrollment forecast        
  • March - Develop projected cost/cash flow
  • April - Draft project needs list/cash flow projections/revenue analysis/capital outlay fund planning
  • May - Draft project needs list presented to Board of Education
  • June - Finalize project needs list
  • July - Distribute first drafts of Ed-SPLOST Referendum (scheduled board meeting)              
  • August - Finalize and approve resolution with ballot language and contract signed
  • September - Notice to Board of Elections
  • October - Publish Notice of Election in local newspaper (must run for 28 days or 4 consecutive weeks)
  • November 2nd - VOTE - Education SPLOST Referendum

Ed-SPLOST VI Major Project Needs List:

  • Career Academy #2 - Northern Cobb Area
  • New Elementary School - Southern Cobb Area
  • Classroom Rebuild with Modernization & Upgrades - Sprayberry High School 
  • Bells Ferry Elementary School addition/modifications
  • North Cobb High School facility upgrades
  • Tapp Middle School facility upgrades
  • Kincaid, Mt. Bethel, Murdock, Sope Creek and Tritt Elementary School Annexes
  • Infrastructure improvements – HVAC, electrical, roofing, plumbing, flooring, lighting, painting
  • Athletic facility and stadium upgrades – ADA and safety improvements, restoration and repairs
  • Individual school site improvements including but not limited to signage, canopies and asphalt paving
  • Safety, security and support enhancements
  • Academic and technology refresh/upgrades/enhancements
  • Undesignated classrooms

SPLOST Pie Chart by Post

The graphic represents total use, by post, of Ed-SPLOST funds over the first five campaigns.


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CB-Cover-S2E9.jpgThe Chairman's Brief: Ed-SPLOST Funding the Second Largest School District in GA


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Small Change Big Impact SPLOST Infographic