• Referendum Information

    • The 1-Mill Referendum is a property tax assessment that supports education in Sarasota County.
    • For every $1,000 in-home assessment, there will be a $1 tax. For example, on a home valued at $250,000, the tax will equate to $250.
    • This is not a tax increase, but rather, a tax extension that supports students, teachers, and schools throughout the district.
    • Funds raised through the referendum are used wisely and stay in Sarasota County to promote educational outcomes for students.
    • The referendum allows us to:
      • Attract and keep outstanding teachers and improve the instruction of our students
      • Add the equivalent of 18 extra days of instruction per year – that’s more than one extra year of instruction for students growing up K-12 in our district
      • Preserve art, music and drama classes
      • Emphasize STEAM learning and other critical skill-building
      • Enhance the safety and security of our students and staff at schools