The referendum for Pinellas County Schools is on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Voters originally approved the half-mil tax in 2004 and renewed it again in 2008.
Since it was first approved, referendum funding has brought $237 million in additional funding to Pinellas County Schools. Eighty percent goes to teacher salary supplements; the remaining 20 percent is split between reading, art, music and technology. Every penny goes directly to Pinellas County Schools.
For more information, please visit Pinellas County Schools’ Referendum 411 website at referendum.pcsb.org.