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Investing in Education -- Facts/Talking Points About Education SPLOST:

What is an Education SPLOST?

• The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education, also known as E-SPLOST, is a one penny sales tax on all retail sales in Habersham County.

 
• Education SPLOST is a fair tax.
 
• Education SPLOST is paid by anyone who makes a purchase in Habersham County, including many people who do not live in our community.
 
• Education SPLOST is not a property tax, thus the local responsibility for providing financial support to the school system does not lie soley on Habersham County property owners.  
 
• Education SPLOST is only for a specific period of time and can only be used for those purposes approved by Habersham voters.

• Education SPLOST revenue and expenses are audited annually by two different independent auditing firms. 

What can Education SPLOST funds be used for?

By law, an Education SPLOST can only be used to support public school district capital projects such as: 

• Pay off General Obligation Bond debt previously incurred for the construction of new schools.  

• School Buses, Technology, Security Upgrades, and Facility Upgrades. 

• Other expenses per the voter approved E-SPLOST ballot.

• E-SPLOST can not be used to pay employee salaries or benefits.

Education SPLOST allows us to address safety improvements, update and enhance our technology in our schools, and provide maintenance on buildings that will ensure our students continue to have the resources needed to succeed in today’s economy.

The Education SPLOST, one penny tax on retail goods, has paid huge dividends in our schools and is making a difference in the lives of our students and community.

 
Folder Education SPLOST Expenditures (Independent Auditor Reports) (10 Files)
pdf file FY 2017 E-SPLOST Audit
pdf file FY 2016 E-SPLOST Audit
pdf file FY 2015 E-SPLOST Audit
pdf file FY 2014 E-SPLOST Audit
pdf file FY 2013 E-SPLOST Audit
pdf file FY 2012 E-SPLOST Audit
pdf file FY 2011 E-SPLOST Audit
pdf file FY 2010 E-SPLOST Audit
pdf file FY 2009 E-SPLOST Audit
pdf file FY 2008 E-SPLOST Audit
Folder Education SPLOST Schedule 4 Publications in the Northeast Georgian (10 Files)
pdf file FY 2017 E-SPLOST III & IV Schedule 4
pdf file FY 2016 E-SPLOST III & IV Schedule 4
pdf file FY 2015 E-SPLOST III Schedule 4
pdf file FY 2015 E-SPLOST IV Schedule 4
pdf file FY 2014 E-SPLOST III & IV Schedule 4
pdf file FY 2013 E-SPLOST III Schedule 4
pdf file FY 2013 E-SPLOST IV Schedule 4
pdf file FY 2012 E-SPLOST III Schedule 4
pdf file FY 2011 E-SPLOST III Schedule 4
pdf file FY 2010 E-SPLOST III Schedule 4
Folder Education SPLOST Ballots (3 Files)
pdf file E-SPLOST V Ballot November 8, 2016
pdf file E-SPLOST IV Ballot November 8, 2011
pdf file E-SPLOST III Ballot September 5, 2005

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