PCBA SUPPORTS THE CONTINUATION

OF THE HALF-CENT SALES TAX FOR OUR SCHOOLS

The PCBA Board of Directors voted to endorse, actively support and financially contribute to the Great Polk Schools Campaign by the Citizens for Quality Education to ensure the extension of the half-cent sales tax and keep our schools and our industry moving forward.

PCBA President David Adams encourages all PCBA members to stand by this cause and help it pass on November 6. “Everyone who lives in Polk County benefits from a good school system. The extension of the half-cent sales tax is crucial for the education and safety of our students, the betterment of our community and the livelihood of all businesses, including the construction industry. Through our work with the construction academies, PCBA has been a strong supporter of our schools and students for decades.”

  • This is NOT a Tax Increase: It is an extension of the one that was approved by voters in 2003, which has funded much-needed construction, renovations, repairs, and upgrades to buildings and facilities. 

  • School Concurrency/Important to Our Industry: According to presentations given to the our Board of Directors and our Government Affairs Committee by School Board Chair Lynn Wilson, if this amendment does not pass on November 6, the district will not be able to continue to issue school concurrency certificates because there will not be sufficient capacity in most parts of the county meaning that new developments/new homes will not be permitted by state law. If it passes, then school concurrency certificates will continue to be issued because new school construction and upgrades are scheduled to start immediately if approved.  

  • Only for Capital Projects, Security and Technology: The half-cent sales tax can only be used for capital projects including facilities maintenance, renovations and construction as well as security and technology. Cannot be spent on general operating expenses such as salaries or instructional material.

  • $675 Million Dollars: The sales tax extension is projected to raise $675 million dollars for Polk County schools. 

  • Audits & Oversight Committee: As with the 2003 sales tax, audits will be conducted and there will be an oversight sales tax committee to ensure the monies are being spent as promised.

  • Last Amendment on Ballot: It will be the last amendment on the ballot – Please Vote Yes!

Pledge To Support Our Schools & Protect Our Industry

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