Agenda Item #13
Information Related to Voter Referendum
The wording below has been drafted related to a referendum for the November 6, 2012 ballot. The purpose of this agenda item is to request School Board approval of the proposal and submittal of the official ballot language to the Supervisor of Elections.
The final official ballot language must be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than August 21, 2012, in order to be placed on the November 6, 2012 ballot. Upon School Board approval, the official ballot language will be sent to the Brevard County Commission, who will in turn forward it to the Supervisor of Elections.
Per section 101.161(1), Florida Statutes in reference to the ballot language:
Below is the proposed ballot language:
Shall the School Board of Brevard County, Florida, levy a one-half cent school capital outlay surtax on sales in Brevard County, Florida, for 15 years, effective January 1, 2013, for the purpose of paying the cost of renovating certain school facilities in the County, including certain related costs, and addressing instructional technology, all as more specifically described in a resolution adopted by the School Board on July 10, 2012.
________ FOR THE ONE-HALF CENT TAX
________ AGAINST THE ONE-HALF CENT TAX
As a point of information, the entire resolution must be printed in the newspaper twice. We estimate that it will take a 1/2 page each time at a total estimated cost of $4,075.
Authorize the Superintendent to forward the official ballot language to the Brevard County Commission.
Information - 6/28/2012
Consent after Information7/10/2012
Authority for Action
F.S. 212.055(6) and F.S. 101.161(1)
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Operating - Other
Judy R. Preston, Associate Superintendent for Financial Services, ext. 600
Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, 321-639-0505