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AUG 28th

On August 28th, vote YES For Marion Schools to continue the 1 mil ad valorem tax to help provide the opportunity for a well rounded public education for every child in Marion County.

What we can all do for EVERY child

Marion County voters will be asked to vote August 28th on the continuation of the critical school funding referendum. We urge you to vote YES For Marion Schools to continue providing the opportunity for a well-rounded public education for every child in Marion County!

THANKS TO YOU, THESE DIFFERENCES ARE HAPPENING FOR EVERY CHILD.

SMALLER CLASS SIZE

Over 300 teachers and paraprofessionals hired to meet the state requirement for the class size amendment.

MORE ART & MUSIC

We doubled the amount of art & music teachers. Now students have art & music every week!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

BEFORE: Large classes limited the per child participation.
NOW: Fewer students in more classes = more P.E. activity per child.

KINDERGARTEN HELPING HANDS

We’ve doubled the amount of paraprofessionals in kindergarten classes! Now every class has one.

VOCATIONAL TRAINING

Career Choice Academies have been established at many high schools. Students are now being trained for the LOCAL workforce in areas such as logistics, healthcare, technology, mobile apps, future educators, and robotics.

LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALISTS

BEFORE: Elementary schools shared media specialists.
NOW: Every elementary has their own!

SAFER SCHOOLS New to the Referendum

This referendum will help place a school resource officer at each school.

The Independent Citizens Referendum Oversight Committee reviews each expenditure to ensure that these dedicated funds are only spent as outlined.

WHY VOTE YES?

This referendum continues quality and effective programs including art, music, P.E., library media services, vocational programs, and safer schools. Our students and teachers are succeeding in these programs and are counting on you to continue this investment in our community’s future. We can not count on Tallahassee or Washington to invest in our schools.

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