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E-SPLOST Facts and Information

UPDATE: Voters approve E-SPLOST V by a landslide on November 6, 2018.

THANK YOU for your continued support! 

photo of RCPS Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts"We are grateful to the voters of Rockdale County for their unprecedented level of support for our E-SPLOST ballot initiative. We do not take such support for granted. We also thank those district and community stakeholders who organized to support our efforts to inform our public about the benefits of E-SPLOST. As a result of the voters' support, we will be able to enhance safety and security measures across the district and complete the proposed projects as presented.”   -  Dr. Terry Oatts

What is E-SPLOST?

E-SPLOST stands for Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.  It is a one penny sales tax that allows for shared contribution to education, including visitors to the county who spend money on gas, food, hotels, and retail items.

What can E-SPLOST be used for?

   •   Capital expenditures
   •   Debt retirement (RCPS is a debt-free school system)


E-SPLOST V will continue a 20-year collection of pennies for public education in Rockdale County

Presentation (PowerPoint) (PDF)

E-SPLOST V Proposed Projects (PDF)  (RTF)

Information & Process

E-SPLOST IV = $83.6 million
Collection period beginning April 2014 and ending April 2019.

E-SPLOST V = $85 million
Collection period beginning April 2019 and ending April 2024.

What has your penny accomplished for the students of Rockdale County?

   •   Barksdale Elementary additional land and stage
   •   Roofing at BES, FSE, and HHS
   •   RCHS Auditorium, Additions, and Renovations
   •   HHS and SHS Auditorium Additions
   •   Peek’s Chapel Elementary
   •   Evans Stadium at HHS
   •   Debt retirement
   •   Bus facility maintenance and underground fuel storage

   •   Rockdale Career Academy and additions
   •   General Ray Davis Middle School
   •   C.J. Hicks Elementary School
   •   Athletic facility improvements at RCHS, HHS, and SHS
   •   Fine Arts Addition at HHS
   •   Alpha Academy and County Office Renovations
   •   Technology Infrastructure
   •   Debt Retirement
   •   Buses
   •   Painting, paving, and energy efficient retrofits throughout the district


   •   SHS Addition
   •   RCHS Annex Renovation for Magnet Program
   •   PSE Renovations
   •   CMS Expansion and Renovations
   •   EMS Expansion and Renovations
   •   MMS Renovations
   •   RCHS Gym Addition and Renovations
   •   Land Acquisition for future school
   •   Technology and Security Upgrades
   •   Buses
   •   Painting, Warehouse and Transportation Facility Renovations

   •   Pine Street Elementary
   •   Track / Turf Fields - RCHS, HHS, and SHS
   •   Technology  - One to One Devices
   •   Security Vestibules
   •   Security Access Control at all schools
   •   GPS Tracking for Buses
   •   Band Uniforms - for RCHS, HHS, and SHS
   •   Land Acquisition for JHH
   •   Specialty Program Equipment and Facility Upgrades
   •   Painting and Fleet Upgrades
   •   New JHH (in progress)
   •   Renovate County Office and Old PSE (in progress)