Martin County School District plans ahead, hoping taxpayers will approve millage

Millage tax to appear on Aug. 23 ballot, would fund school security, mental health programs
Martin County School District
Posted at 6:29 AM, Jul 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-19 22:45:56-04

STUART, Fla. — The Martin County School Board decided Tuesday evening how to divide up property tax money that voters could approve next month to support the school district.

The school board wants people to know exactly what they are voting for and how the money will be split up.

It will fall into five categories including school safety and security, mental health programs, recruiting and retaining teachers, professional development, and academic initiatives.

The board supported the plan that puts more money into mental health and safety, but a little less into teacher raises.

The tax was approved back in 2018, so this is an extension. It's expected to bring in more than $13 million in the first year if voters approve it.

The millage tax will appear on the Aug. 23 ballot.