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Investing in Students

What will a half-penny do?

Why invest in our schools?

A half-penny investment would create more than $1 billion in construction and renovation spending, boosting our local economy. Studies show student achievement increases, as well as property values. Our community would be better prepared for hurricanes with new, strong schools as shelters.

Investing in schools also saves taxpayer dollars in the long run by:

  • Repairing and upgrading systems, instead of patching aging and inefficient systems
  • Locating new schools in fast-growing areas, closer to where students live, improving bus transportation efficiency
  • Preventing school overcrowding, since building new schools reduces wear-and-tear on existing schools
Research shows investment in new school facilities and quality public schools improves students' academic performance and...

Immediately improves our community by

Raising property values
Making our county more attractive to busineses, creating high quality jobs
Generating more than $1 billion in construction and renovation spending, boosting our local economy
Better preparing our area for hurricanes with new, strong schools as shelters

Saves taxpayer dollars in the long run by

Repairing and upgrading systems, instead of patching aging and inefficient systems
Locating new schools in fast-growing areas, closer to where students live, improving bus transportation efficiency
Preventing school overcrowding, since building new schools reduces wear-and-tear on existing schools
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