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e-SPLOST for Wilkinson County Schools

 

 An Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) is a one-cent sales tax that lasts a maximum of five years or until the established cap is reached. Legislation enacted in 1985 allows school districts the option to ask voters for the ability to levy and collect a one percent sales tax to help fund school improvements. It can be used to pay for capital projects or to retire debt, but cannot be used to pay government operating expenses, such as salaries.

A continuation of the E-SPLOST will provide funds to improve safety and security, facilities, technology, and transportation. Overall the funds would be used to create safer and better learning environments. 

The proposed projects include:

  • A modern, safe, and secure Middle/High School that will allow students to have a seamless transition from middle school to high school
  • A new comprehensive Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Program Academy (Business, Computer/Technology, Construction, Mechanics, Cosmetology, Health Science)

  • A new Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp facility

  • Students in grades 6-12 will be housed at the Old Wilkinson County Primary-Elementary School during construction

This will give every child in the  Wilkinson County School District an exceptional opportunity for success and positive experiences.

The special election vote will be on March 16, 2021.  Early voting is offered February 22 - March 12, 2021, at the courthouse.  More information will be made available during the information sessions this week and next week and in the link below.

WCSD e-SPLOST and Referendum Information for Parents and Citizens


We encourage students, families, and the community to join in on the Informational Zoom sessions to provide information on the process of building a New High School and continuing the One-Cent Sales Tax ( e-SPLOST).

Date & Time Zoom Link

THURSDAY

February 25, 2021

12:00pm

New High School Session 1:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85975074049?pwd=czkyRWFDbWRJZWhIS1JOeUI2SmJmUT09

Meeting ID: 859 7507 4049

Passcode: 923873

FRIDAY

February 26, 2021

12:00pm

New High School Session 2:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86493908285?pwd=SUhaVSt0SXVHVk9nVGJQS0sycFg2Zz09

Meeting ID: 864 9390 8285

Passcode: 757518

MONDAY

March 1, 2021

6:00pm

New High School Session 3:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84872428918?pwd=bTJEUldSUFhZejZ6Y1duU3F3R2I0UT09

Meeting ID: 848 7242 8918

Passcode: 457432

WEDNESDAY

March 3, 2021

6:00pm

New High School Session 4:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87522573815?pwd=bXhBcm0yWUN0Z3JnZlF3QUpOZXo2dz09

Meeting ID: 875 2257 3815

Passcode: 303032





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