Pinellas tax referendum vote likely to be Nov. 6
The vote to renew Pinellas' additional property tax for schools appears headed for the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Superintendent John Stewart is recommending that date. And school board members are scheduled to vote Feb. 7 on a resolution that directs the county commission to put the measure on the ballot on that date.
According to the agenda item (attached below, along with the resolution), the half-mill increase will bring in about $28 million each year, beginning in the 2012-13 fiscal year. Eighty percent goes to teacher salaries; the rest goes to art, music and reading programs, and to technology.