Lee County schools move half-cent sales tax referendum to November ballot

The Lee County School District decided to push back their proposed sales tax referendum to the November General Election ballot.

Lee County schools proposed a half-cent sales tax increase to boost school funding in January. The measure could bring in about $58 million dollars annually.

The board discussed a possible special election in May to vote on the tax measure. They voted 5-1 to move the measure to the General Election in November rater than a possible special election would have cost $880,000.

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The superintendent recommended that the schools sales tax referendum be put on the general election ballot in November, according to his statement.