1/2 Cent Renewal
VOTERS WILL DECIDE NOVember 8, 2022
OFFICIAL BALLOT LANGUAGE
SCHOOL BOARD REFERENDUM CONTINUING SALES SURTAX TO FUND TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL SAFETY, AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS
Shall the Flagler County School Board continue to levy a one-half cent sales surtax, beginning January 1, 2023, for a period of ten years, to finance all school technology upgrades, retrofitting, equipping and improvements (including but not limited to safety and security); school and facility construction, renovation, and remodeling; procuring and maintaining school buses; land acquisition and improvement; and allowable uses for eligible charters schools receiving their proportionate share of revenues based on district enrollment?
Instruction to Voters:
____ FOR THE continuation of a one-half CENT TAX
____ AGAINST THE continuation of a one-half CENT TAX
Oct. 11: Last Day to Register to Vote
Oct. 24 - Nov. 5: Early Voting
Oct. 29: Last Day to Request Mail Ballot
Nov. 8: General Election
The 1/2 cent is NOT A NEW TAX and the continuation will not increase our taxes. 100% of the funds collected directly support our Flagler County students. The renewal will allow us to continue to support instructional technology, enhance safety and security, and create workforce-ready graduates.
A half-cent sales tax is paid by everyone, including visitors to our county. It's a small contribution for the individual with a huge impact on our schools and community.
It's Not a New Tax
Flagler County voters first approved this surtax in 2002 and then again 2012. Flagler Schools has delivered on the projects funded by this surtax, including 1:1 devices, safer schools, and college and career readiness.
Money Stays in Flagler
Unlike other funding which comes from Tallahassee, all the money collected with this surtax stays here in Flagler County to support our students, schools, and community.
All Schools Benefit
All Students Benefit
All of Flagler COunty Benefits
- How much will it raise and how long will it be in effect?
- Will continuing the 1/2 cent sales tax for Flagler Schools increase my taxes?
- How will the 1/2 cent sales tax funds be used?
- How much will it cost Flagler County residents?
- Why a 1/2 cent sales tax?
- How can taxpayers be sure it will be spent as promised?
- How does this help taxpayers, especially those without children in school?