06-28-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #13


Title
Information Related to Voter Referendum

Discussion

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:

  • The title is limited to 15 words
  • The actual language of the referendum is limited to 75 words

Below is the proposed ballot language:

 

OFFICIAL BALLOT

School District of Brevard County, Florida
Sales Tax Referendum Election - November 6, 2012

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

 

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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.



Recommendation
Authorize the Superintendent to forward the official ballot language to the Brevard County Commission.

Meeting Date(s)
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
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
12-13$4,075NoXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Contact

Judy R. Preston, Associate Superintendent for Financial Services, ext. 600

Harold Bistline, School Board Attorney, 321-639-0505