Our schools. Our community. Our future.
The Duval County School Board will ask voters to approve a 1 mill ad valorem tax to attract and retain highly-qualified teachers and staff through additional compensation, enhance art, music and athletic programs, and provide proportionate funding for charter schools, to continue and sustain improvements in the quality of Duval County’s school system.
Here is the proposed timeline:
March 1 — The School Board of Duval County passed a resolution to place it on the ballot — Complete
March 16 — Legislation is filed with the City Council to carry out administrative duties — Complete
April 12 — Public hearing, 6 p.m., at City Council — Complete
April 19 — City Council Rules Committee. Agenda at 1:30 p.m. Meeting at 2 p.m. — Complete
By April 26 — The City Council considers the resolution and places it on the ballot — Complete
June 24 —Final ballot language is submitted to the Supervisor of Elections
August 23 — Voters decide whether to approve during the primary election.
Note: City Council meetings are held in the first floor Council Chamber at City Hall, 117 W. Duval Street, 32202.
Referendum Ballot Language
DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
AD VALOREM MILLAGE ELECTION
Shall the Duval County School District levy an ad valorem operating millage of 1 mill annually to attract and retain high-quality teachers and staff through additional compensation, enhance art, music and athletic programs, and provide proportionate funding for charter schools, in order to continue and sustain improvements in the quality of Duval County’s school system.
___ YES, for additional millage
___ NO, against additional millage