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1/2 Cent Renewal

Building on the COmmitment

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

KEY DATES

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

WHY RENEW?

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.

1/2 cent sales tax the last 20 years and beyond
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The Rationale

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

1/2 Cent Sales Tax Renewal Building on the Commitment
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Enhancing educational technology keeps our students prepared for the future.

Student presenting to peers.

Innovative learning spaces increase student engagement and collaboration.

Quality schools raise property values.

Quality schools improve a community's quality of life and raises property values.

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Funds can be used for improving our facilities and increasing safety and security.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Preparing our students for a successful future