The Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) is a one-cent sales tax to improve the learning environments and technology resources used by students in Whitfield County Schools and Dalton Public Schools. Click here to visit Dalton's ESPLOST page.
Voters have approved the ESPLOST four times. Businesses are already collecting the tax for the current ESPLOST IV that expires at the end of this year. An election will be held on March 21 to ask voters if they will allow this revenue to continue being collected for capital improvements in the schools.