What is the County School Facility Sales Tax?
The County School Facility Sales Tax is a county-wide 1% sales tax that generates revenue that can only be used for school facility purposes. Revenue from the new sales tax can only be used for new facilities, energy efficiency, additions & renovations, land acquisition, ongoing facility maintenance, safety and security, roof repairs, parking lots, including repairs listed in the most recent Health Life Safety Survey, and abatement of property taxes levied to pay bonds issued for school building purposes. It can only be used for items payable through the Operations & Maintenance or Health Life Safety Fund. Revenue from the new sales tax cannot be used for salaries, benefits, textbooks, computers, instructional expenditures, moveable equipment, or other direct operating costs.