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1/2 Cent Renewal: Thank You Flagler County!

Thank you, Flagler County, for your continued support of your public school system. For the past twenty years, you have paid a ½ cent for our kids, and Tuesday, you agreed to continue to do this for another ten years. This funding has been vital in allowing us first to prepare our students for the 21st century. We can now continue preparing them for an ever-changing world.

This renewal was made possible by the support given to Flagler Schools by every elected body in our county, as well as our local realtors, Chamber of Commerce, and unions. I also want to thank our Education Foundation and the Funding Flagler’s Educational Future Political Action Committee, which spearheaded the campaign on a grass-roots level.

Finally, I want to thank our teachers, staff, administrators, students, and parents. You are the reason our community supports us. You are why voters continue to renew this ½ cent surtax because the people in our county see your successes and want to keep this momentum going.

Our next step is to organize a Citizens Oversight Committee, a process I will lay out before our School Board in the weeks ahead. While it was important for the ballot measure to pass, it is equally important for us to show everyone, even those who may not have supported it when they cast their ballot, that we will continue to be good stewards of this money.

Again, on behalf of all of us with Flagler Schools, thank you for your commitment to our children.

Elevating Excellence,

Cathy Mittelstadt
Superintendent, Flagler Schools

 

Visit the 1/2 Cent Renewal page for additional information about how the 1/2 Cent Sales Tax supports our public school system.