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E-S.P.L.O.S.T. Update for October 2022
Clayton County Public Schools Shares E-S.P.L.O.S.T. Update for October 2022
Posted on 10/21/2022
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A key focus of Clayton County Public Schools’ future to be future ready planning is centered on early childhood education, specifically our Pre-Kindergarten age group. Research shows that children who are enrolled in a dedicated early childhood education program achieve more success at school. In addition to getting a head start on word and number recognition, children who attend early childhood classrooms have improved social skills, such as learning to listen, share, and take turns with others, all crucial for their development. As for preparing our Pre-K children for their futures, when they become adults they tend to have better career opportunities, improved health, and lower levels of dependence and crime rates than those who do not attend an early education program. 

This focus on the future for the county’s youth is part of a structured, robust building program supported by the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or E-SPLOST. The current E-SPLOST (E-SPLOST VI) will expire on December 31, 2024, and a public vote or special election to consider the renewal of E-SPLOST (i.e. E-SPLOST VII) will take place in March 2023. The attached document features details about how the district has utilized E-SPLOST Funds in the past and proposals for future E-SPLOST funding. 

The school district will continue to provide routine updates to all Clayton County communities to keep everyone connected to the great things that are happening and that are underway for our students, staff and constituents at large.