Sunday, June 17, 2018
Education

Hernando School Board approves sales tax agreement

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.

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