By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Gwinnett Chamber Says Yes to Education SPLOST Measure on Ballot November 3

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors approved a resolution yesterday in support of the Gwinnett County education SPLOST, which will be on the ballot November 3rd.  

“The economic success Gwinnett County continues to experience can be directly tied to the quality of our schools,” said Dr. Daniel J. Kaufman, president and CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.  “The education SPLOST has allowed our schools to keep up with growth, implement needed technology and maintain a level of excellence that ensures students are ready for college or the workforce when they graduate.”

If approved, the education SPLOST, or E-SPLOST, will generate $950 million that will be used to build and renovate public schools, upgrade technology, and make needed transportation investments.  

“Every facility in the Gwinnett County Public Schools and Buford City Schools systems has benefitted from past E-SPLOST investments.  More importantly, so has every family who sent their child to one of these schools or employer who hired a graduate,” added Sean Murphy, chairman of the Gwinnett Kids Count campaign and global CEO of Procurri.  “We are grateful for the Chamber’s endorsement and hopeful that voters will agree to continue to invest in our schools’ and our county’s future this fall.”

The Gwinnett Kids Count campaign has been formed to build support for the E-SPLOST referendum.  In addition to Murphy, campaign leaders include Norwood Davis, campaign treasurer and chief financial officer of 12Stone® Church, and J. Michael Levengood, campaign general counsel and sole practitioner.  

More information about the Gwinnett Kids Count campaign can be found at www.gwinnettkidscount.com