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Fast Facts for 1/2 Cent Tax

Fast Facts for 1/2 Cent Tax
Posted on 10/31/2018

FAST FACT  #1: IN 2006, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LEE COUNTY RECEIVED $318 MILLION IN CAPITAL FUNDS FROM PROPERTY TAXES, STATE SOURCES AND LOCAL IMPACT FEES. LAST YEAR OUR CAPITAL REVENUE WAS $133 MILLION, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP UP WITH REGULAR MAINTENANCE AND STUDENT GROWTH. LEARN MORE AT LEESCHOOLS.NET/CHANGEFORCHANGE AND VOTE, ON NOVEMBER 6.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MFIAd9xirg&feature=youtu.be

 

FAST FACT #2: FLORIDA RANKS DEAD LAST NATIONALLY IN STATE SPENDING PER CAPITA FOR EDUCATION. THE PROPOSED SALES TAX COULD RAISE AN ADDITIONAL $59 MILLION PER YEAR OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS FOR OUR STUDENTS. LEARN MORE AT LEESCHOOLS.NET/CHANGEFORCHANGE AND VOTE, ON NOVEMBER 6.

https://youtu.be/6gRoJ9YwXO8

 

FAST FACT #3: THE HALF-CENT INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION WOULD ONLY APPLY TO THE FIRST $5,000 OF LARGE PURCHASES, SO THE MOST YOU WOULD EVER PAY ON A SINGLE PURCHASE IS AN ADDITIONAL $25. LEARN MORE AT LEESCHOOLS.NET/CHANGEFORCHANGE AND VOTE, ON NOVEMBER 6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CthKAXlwzYA&feature=youtu.be

FAST FACT #4: IT’S ESTIMATED THAT 30% OF THE REVENUE GENERATED BY THE HALF-CENT INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION, ABOUT $17.7 MILLION A YEAR, WOULD COME FROM TOURISTS. LEARN MORE AT LEESCHOOLS.NET/CHANGEFORCHANGE AND VOTE, ON NOVEMBER 6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Y6QKb0W4U&feature=youtu.be

FAST FACT #5: THE SCHOOL BOARD’S PROPOSED HALF CENT INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION WOULD GENERATE APPROXIMATELY $59 MILLION A YEAR ANNUALLY FOR TEN YEARS. THAT MONEY WOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY UPGRADES, TECHNOLOGY ENHANCEMENTS, THE BUILDING OF NEW SCHOOLS AND RENOVATION AND MAINTENANCE OF EXISTING SCHOOLS. LEARN MORE AT LEESCHOOLS.NET/CHANGEFORCHANGE AND VOTE, ON NOVEMBER 6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erB0bJEerDU&feature=youtu.be

FAST FACT #6: LEE COUNTY IS ONE OF ONLY SIX GROWING COUNTIES IN THE STATE. THE OTHER FIVE ALL HAVE SURTAXES.  LEARN MORE AT LEESCHOOLS.NET/CHANGEFORCHANGE AND VOTE, ON NOVEMBER 6.
https://youtu.be/w_hqfdOsv9k


FAST FACT #
7: DID YOU KNOW? PROJECTIONS SHOW THAT WE WILL ADD APPROXIMATELY 1,500 TO 2,000 NEW STUDENTS EVERY YEAR OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS. THAT’S ROUGHLY THE SIZE OF A NEW HIGH SCHOOL EVERY YEAR! LEARN MORE AT LEESCHOOLS.NET/CHANGEFORCHANGE AND VOTE, ON NOVEMBER 6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGTQfMl8Ic4&feature=youtu.be

 

FAST FACT #8:  ITS ESTIMATED THAT A FAMILY OF FOUR WITH AN AVERAGE INCOME OF $50,000 WOULD PAY AN ADDITIONAL $64 A YEAR. LEARN MORE AT LEESCHOOLS.NET/CHANGEFORCHANGE AND VOTE, ON NOVEMBER 6.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9QmfJyELb8&feature=youtu.be

 

FAST FACT #9: IF APPROVED, THE HALF-CENT INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION WOULD NOT BE PERMANENT. IT WOULD SUNSET AFTER TEN YEARS UNLESS VOTERS DECIDED TO EXTEND IT. LEARN MORE AT LEESCHOOLS.NET/CHANGEFORCHANGE AND VOTE, ON NOVEMBER 6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyZ6LE1EMUI&feature=youtu.be

FAST FACT #11: OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM IS BIGGER THAN DISTRICTS IN ATLANTA, DENVER, NASHVILLE, AND NEW ORLEANS. ALL OF THOSE CITIES HAVE SCHOOLS SUPPORTED BY SURTAX REVENUE. LEARN MORE AT LEESCHOOLS.NET/CHANGEFORCHANGE AND VOTE, ON NOVEMBER 6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HOil4MxYTA&feature=youtu.be

 

FAST FACT #12: THE FUNDS COLLECTED FROM THE HALF CENT SALES TAX WILL BE TRACKED AND VETTED BY AN INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE THAT WOULD HAVE FULL ACCESS TO ALL DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION. LEARN MORE AT LEESCHOOLS.NET/CHANGEFORCHANGE AND VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8toaTXUoVsY&feature=youtu.be

 

FAST FACT #13: RIGHT NOW, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LEE COUNTY HAS 177 TRAILERS SERVING AS MAKESHIFT CLASSROOMS FOR STUDENTS. NOT ONLY ARE TRAILERS INFERIOR CLASSROOM FACILITIES, THEY ARE A SAFETY AND SECURITY RISK. IF PASSED, THE HALF CENT INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION WOULD HELP PAY FOR SIX NEW SCHOOLS TO KEEP UP WITH GROWTH. TO LEARN MORE, GO TO LEESCHOOLS.NET/CHANGE FOR CHANGE, AND VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSfl61yu32I&feature=youtu.be


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