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 been developed by district staff in conjunction with regional engineering and construction firms. This website will provide you with the results of the 2014 Facility Assessment both districtwide and for each district owned facility. In addition, an outline is provided of the Districtwide prioritization process for the facility deficiencies that have been identified and the mission critical project categories to be funded pending the successful passage of the half-cent sales surtax.
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
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
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…
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
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