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ESPLOST continuation option on November ballot

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

If you have already been to the polls in Chatham County, then you've seen the ESPLOST continuation option on the ballot.

Should it pass, it will continue the already existing penny sales tax.

The money collected from that sales tax gains hundreds of millions of dollars for capital improvement projects throughout the district, from building new school buildings to improving technology.

"$300 million goes a long way in Chatham County. And under the ESPLOST continuation, under ESPLOST 3, our focus has really been STEM education. Technology, as I said, is a big part of it. We have six new and replacement schools under the project plan,” said SCCPSS spokesman, Kurt Hetager.

Hetager also pointed out that part of the ESPLOST funds go toward paying off bond debt, which lightens the tax burden on property owners throughout the county.

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