Brevard County Citizens Uniting to…

primary-school-children-001-300x180“Raise the level of awareness and communicate the facts about the proposed one-half cent surtax on sales so Brevard voters can make an informed decision in favor of the tax.

Independent Citizen Oversight Committee (ICOC) Information

Independent Citizen Oversight Committee (ICOC) Info

Please click on the links to view the ICOC Charter and Position Description.

ICOC Position Description

ICOC Charter

2014 Facility Assessment

As the District began planning for the 2014 Half-Cent Sales Surtax referendum, we made a commitment to our community to create a comprehensive facilities needs assessment and planned use for revenue generated should the referendum successfully pass. This section of the Brevard Public Schools website is devoted to the 2014 Facility Assessment which has beenContinue Reading

Brevard schools sales-tax work list is rolled out

Brevard Public Schools is releasing a detailed list today of proposed security, technology and building projects that would be paid for by a proposed half-cent sales tax. Read More

Teachers union supports half-cent tax for schools

The Brevard Federation of Teachers is endorsing the half-cent sales tax proposed by Brevard Public Schools — and union leaders promise they’ll mobilize members behind the effort. “We understand the necessary capital expenses that need to happen,” union president Richard Smith said earlier this week. “We want boys and girls to have air conditioning, weContinue Reading

Some More Facts

Official Crib Sheet of Reasons to Vote Yes_008

Kelly Slater Endorses Tax

Athletic Participation and the 1/2 Cent Sales Tax

By Gary Shiffrin  //  July 1, 2014 GARY SHIFFRIN: This author cannot think of a more important vote than the recommendation to vote for a 1/2 cent surtax to benefit education. Once again the voters of Brevard will have a choice to make regarding funding our public schools. Read More…

Official ballot language approved by the School Board

One-half cent sales surtax for critical school facilities renewal, school security and technology upgrades.  Would you support the School Board levying a one-half cent surtax on sales in Brevard County, beginning 1/1/15, for a period of six years, to be used exclusively for critical school facility renewal projects, school security and technology upgrades? A needs-based prioritizedContinue Reading

Community Leaders Breakfast & Fundraiser

Ballot Language Clarification

Brevard Save our Students(BSOS) has the following clarification with regards to the half-cent sales surtax ballot language presented at the May 27th School Board meeting:We have worked closely with the district and school board on the ballot wording and concur with the language except for duration of the tax. We are waiting on the resultsContinue Reading