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.