I am happy to share that Chatham County voters renewed the education penny sales tax, ESPLOST, extending the 1% collection for another five years. ESPLOST IV passed with 74% approval, the widest margin in its 20-year history. The previous best was 67% for ESPLOST II in 2011.
This was an important vote for our schools, our students, our families, and our local community. I want to thank everyone who participated in the democratic process and came out to vote. I offer special thanks to those who voted for ESPLOST IV. I appreciate our community's continued investment in our children’s future and look forward to this opportunity to provide exceptional services and facilities for our children, jobs for local citizens, and support for local businesses. We are grateful for our organization of community members and supporters who worked tirelessly to encourage voters to come out to vote.
With this successful vote, SCCPSS can continue building for the future, preparing our scholars for the world they will inherit. The ESPLOST IV plans for our schools are forward thinking, are focused on the future, and will provide an excellent return on investment for the families of Chatham County. Please learn more at sccpss.com
M. Ann Levett, Superintendent
Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools