Committee Statement of Support: School Tax Referendum
The upcoming November 6 election ballot includes an item that will impact all of Lee County for years, maybe decades to come.
The quality of schools is the biggest economic driver in any community.
- It impacts the ability to attract high wage businesses to Lee County,
- It impacts the District’s ability to educate students so that we can provide highly skilled employees to our local employers; and
- It impacts your property values.
When passed, the half-penny investment may only be used for capital expenditures—safety and security, new construction, maintenance, and technology. None of these designated monies may be used for salaries or daily operations.
Some of these funds will used to finance a new elementary and a new middle school in Estero within the next 10 years.
The Committee urges everyone stand up for what is best for our community and to vote yes on the half penny sales tax.