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Pinellas County School Levy Renewal (November 2012)

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A Pinellas County School Levy Renewal measure will likely be on the November 6, 2012 ballot in Pinellas County, where it was approved.

This measure renewed the current county levy set at a rate of $.50 per $1,000 of assessed value which goes towards the county schools. The money generated from this levy goes towards paying teacher salaries and school programs throughout the county. If this measure is not approved, the levy would expire in 2013. How the money is spent is watched over by a public committee and proponents of the levy hope this transparency will help the levy get renewed again as residents see what the schools have used the funds for.[1][2]

Election results

Pinellas County School Tax Levy
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 259,318 63.29%
No150,43336.71%

Election results from Pinellas County, Unofficial Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall the Pinellas County School District ad valorem millage of one-half mill per year be continued beginning July 1, 2013 and ending four fiscal years later on June 30, 2017, for necessary operating expenses including funds to recruit and retain quality teachers; preserve reading programs and music and art classes; and provide up-to-date textbooks and technology, with oversight of these expenditures by an independent citizens financial oversight committee?

YES

NO[2][3]

References

  1. Tampa Bay Times, "Pinellas School Board steers tax renewal to November ballot," February 8, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.