What is the Half-Cent Sales Tax?
The Half-Cent Sales Tax is levied by the School Board to maintain and improve school facilities, as authorized by Florida Statutes, Section 212.055(6). In a special referendum election held on September 8, 2015, Hernando County voters approved the sales surtax, with an effective date of January 1, 2016, and continuing for a period of ten years. Prioritization of capital repair/replacement projects funded by this surtax is driven by a thorough assessment of facility conditions, ages of the schools, critical needs, legislative requirements and education program requirements. These capital projects are vital in meeting the needs of students, faculty and staff so as to maintain a safe learning and working environment.
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