Atlanta Public Schools E-SPLOST 2022
Atlanta Public Schools' current E-SPLOST (Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) was last approved by the voters in May 2016 and will expire in June 2022. 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.
What is an E-SPLOST?
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 means that everyone who makes a purchase in the school district county, including visitors, contributes to the support of local schools. By law, an E-SPLOST can only be used for certain capital projects, such as buildings, furnishings, computers, and buses. SPLOST funds cannot be used for the day-to-day operational expenses of a school district. Atlanta Public Schools participates in an E-SPLOST in both Fulton and DeKalb Counties as outlined by state law. Revenues from the E-SPLOST is shared with Fulton County Public Schools in Fulton County and DeKalb County Public Schools and Decatur City Schools in DeKalb County.