Did you know? In 2004, Pinellas voters approved a property tax to help fund Pinellas County schools!
Voters have said YES to it every four years since.
For an average of $7 a month per household, this vote will help fund our classrooms!
Get ready November 3rd to vote YES on your ballot for the Referendum.
100% of Referendum funds directly benefit students (no administrative costs) and all spending is monitored by an independent citizen oversight committee.
The ballot language REQUIRES the money to be spent:
Here's how your ballot will read. Remember: Vote YES!!!!
APPROVAL OF THE CONTINUATION OF ONE-HALF MILL AD VALOREM TAX FOR SCHOOL OPERATING EXPENSES
Shall the Pinellas County School District ad valorem millage of one-half mill per year be continued beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2025, for necessary operating expenses including funds to recruit and retain quality teachers; preserve reading programs and music and art classes; and provide current textbooks and technology, sharing funds with charter schools proportionate to student enrollment as required by law, with expenditure oversight by an independent citizens financial oversight committee?
______X_______ YES _____________ NO
What do yes and no votes mean?
A YES vote will renew the tax for four years. A NO vote will stop the additional funding to our schools.
Fall is here and it's time to start preparing for the Fall Festival on October 25th! Below are two sign-ups, one for game booth supplies and one for raffle basket supplies. We appreciate any help you are able to give! Please send in items ASAP, marked PTA Fall Festival. We need all supplies by October 11th so that games and baskets can be created. Also, volunteers are meeting at the school every Monday at 10:30 to organize and create items. ALL ARE WELCOME!! Thank you for all you do to support our school and our scholars! It is going to be a FUN event!!
SAC meetings are open to all Ridgecrest families and to the community.
What is SAC?
Each public school is required by Florida law to have a School Advisory Council. SAC is made up of our principal, parents, families and guardians of students, faculty, support personnel, community members and PTA - - representing our school’s ethnic, racial and socioeconomic diversity.
What is the purpose of SAC?
SAC works to promote the highest possible student achievement in a safe learning environment.
What does SAC do?
SAC assists with developing, implementing and evaluating our School Improvement Plan (SIP). The SIP outlines goals and strategies for continually improving Ridgecrest. SAC works to support families in the educational process. SAC is also responsible for writing the school survey.
Funds are provided by the state. SAC considers ways to best use the funds for our school.
Join us for the first SAC Meeting of the year this Friday, September 20 after the 8:00 PTA Meeting.
Tuesday, September 17, 6-7 PM: PreK - 2nd Open House
Friday, September 20, 8 AM: PTA General Meeting and SAC Meeting
Friday, September 27: Family Lunch Day and Avid Jam
Monday, September 30, 4-8 PM: Ridgecrest Day at Chipotle
Wednesday, October 2, 7:30 AM: Walk to School Day
Friday, October 4: Fall Festival Sponsor and Trunk or Treat Applications Due
Monday, October 14: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, October 15, 6 PM: 3rd Grade Vocal Concert
Friday, October 25, 6-8 PM: Fall Festival
Friday, November 1: PTA Reflections Competition Submissions Due