Investing In The Next Generation

Hall County Schools

2016 Summer Project Update


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ESPLOST proceeds cannot be used for personnel, operations, or maintenance expenses

System ESPLOST Spending Priorities

Listed in Priority Order

1. Existing bond repayment – Paid off all long term debt in 2014 – Completed completed
2. New school construction and associated land acquisition, school additions, related items such as library books, furniture, etc.
3. Existing school upkeep/upgrade – historically this has been items such as new roofs, HVAC, floors, security systems, etc.
4. Technology
5. School Busses
6. Land acquisition for future school needs.
7. Extra-Curricular facilities-Fields, auditoriums, fine arts centers, gyms, bleachers, scoreboards, etc.

Facilities Opreations


• Paid off all long term debt
• Constructed 10 new schools debt free
• Constructed 23 school additions debt free
• Purchase of books
• Purchased technology devices and infrastructure for all schools
• Built district wide Wi-Fi Network connecting all classrooms
• Installed new roofs, gym floors, new HVAC systems, and audio/visual systems
• Purchase of energy efficient schools buses
• Enhanced centralized and more efficient HVAC and lighting control. Systems in all schools realize as much as 30% energy savings
• Installed enhanced security measures, including security entrances, visitor check in systems, security cameras in all schools
• Purchase of fine arts equipment and library


ESPLOST 5 Priorities

If passed, the Hall County School District would anticipate between $110 million and $140 million of revenue from ESPLOST V. Actual expenditures will be significantly affected by student enrollment patterns which have been difficult to anticipate in the years following the “Great Recession.” That being said, our expenditure projections would include:

• $30 million to $50 million for new classroom space
• $30 million to $100 million for renovation of existing facilities
• $20 million to $30 million for student technology and related infrastructure
• $12 million to $20 million for fine arts facility improvements at East Hall High, Johnson High and West Hall High
• $4 million to $8 million for new school busses
• $2 million to $4 million for school library collections
• $1 million to $3 million for large band instruments

Our Five-Year Facility plan lists over $160,000,000 of need in priority order. The list is based upon the age of facility components and our latest enrollment projections. The priorities will be annually adjusted to match student enrollment patterns and current facility efficiency.
Feel free to contact Matt Cox at if you have any specific questions or comments.

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