BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School Board on Tuesday approved an agreement with the county and city of Brooksville that will allow them to place a 1-cent sales tax referendum on the Nov. 4 election ballot.
In June, the School Board voted 3-2 to link up with the county and city to pursue tax, which would be used to buy a tablet or laptop computer for every Hernando student and to pay for facilities renovations, according to the district. The school district originally had planned to seek a continuation of the district's current half-cent sales tax, which expires this year.
County officials have released a list of big-ticket road improvements for which sales tax revenue would be used and more than a half-dozen other projects intended to benefit schools.
If approved by voters, the sales tax would begin on Jan. 1 and continue through Dec. 31, 2024.
The county and city already have approved the agreement to place the referendum on the ballot.