07-31-2014 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #8


Title
Information Related to Voter Referendum

Discussion

The Official Ballot language below, related to a referendum for the November 4, 2014 ballot, was approved by the Board on June 26, 2014.  The purpose of this agenda item is to request School Board approval of the Resolution related to the Sales Surtax referendum.  Upon School Board approval, the official Resolution language will be sent to the Brevard County Commission.  Note that the approved ballot language below has already been provided to the County.

As a point of information, the entire Resolution must be printed in the newspaper twice, once five (5) weeks in advance of November 4, and a second time three (3) weeks in advance of November 4.  We estimate that it will take a 1/2 page each time at a total cost of $4,075.

Approved Ballot language:

OFFICIAL BALLOT
ONE-HALF CENT SALES SURTAX FOR CRITICAL SCHOOL FACILITIES RENEWAL, 
SCHOOL SECURITY AND TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES

Would you support the School Board levying a one-half cent surtax on sales in Brevard County, beginning 1/1/15, for a period of six years, to be used exclusively for critical school facility renewal projects, school security and technology upgrades? A needs-based prioritized list of projects has been published and expenditures will be monitored by an independent citizen oversight committee.

____________ FOR THE ONE-HALF CENT TAX
____________ AGAINST THE ONE-HALF CENT TAX



Recommendation
Approve the attached Resolution and authorize the Superintendent to forward it to the Brevard County Commission.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 7/31/2014

Authority for Action
F.S. 212.055(6) and F.S. 101.161(1)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
14-15$4,075NoXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Contact

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

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


Attachment:  Resolution – Related to a One-Half Cent School Capital Outlay Surtax FINAL.pdf