• Referendum Facts:

    • The referendum pays for Summer Learning Programs and some Reading Recovery teachers, allowing students to avoid the summer slide in learning.
    • Funding for Technology Support Professionals in each school.
    • Sarasota County is one of only two school districts in the state to be graded “A” by the Florida department of education every year since grading began in 2004.
    • Renewing the voter-approved referendum will not increase taxes. The 1 mill has been in place since 2002.
    • 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.

    Renewing the Referendum allows us to:

    • Pay for teacher salaries, school counselors, athletic trainers, music, dance, and arts programs.
    • Support Pre-K and Early Learning Opportunities
    • Keep the added 30 minutes of instruction per school day, equal to 18 extra days a year
    • Continue to enhance safety and security at schools