Valdosta City School District

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ESPLOST Info

FACTS ABOUT CONTINUING THE 1¢ EDUCATION SALES TAX

 No new sales taxes
 An extension of the current sales tax, not an additional tax
 Renewed Education Sales Tax starts after the current Education Sales Tax ends.
 Sales tax is paid by everyone who shops in Lowndes County, including visitors.
 Provides modern, safe, and secure school facilities for Valdosta City children
 Quality schools promote a better future for our students and economic growth for our community.

What will the continued 1¢ Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) provide for Valdosta City students? The proposed projects include:

 Retire bond debt
 Addition, renovation, repair or improvement to existing school buildings, and equipping them
 Purchase of school buses, maintenance vehicles and equipment
 Technology improvements including eBooks
 Security and safety equipment, and/or fencing
 Textbooks, band and musical instruments, vocational equipment, PE & athletic equipment
 Renovation and modification of Central Office Complex
 Purchase of property for new construction, expansion, or improvement of existing facilities

EARLY VOTING: February 25 – March 1 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
March 4-15 (Monday through Friday) 7:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Lowndes County Board of Elections, 2808 N. Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia