The School District of Lee County unveiled a new tool to track where your money is being used after the half-cent sales tax increase.
Dr. Gregory Adkins, the School District of Lee County superintendent, said the tax dollars allows it to budget for future school construction that have been deferred. The sales tax increase went into effect Jan. 1. It has brought in revenue of $6.3 million.
Pointing behind him as Adkins spoke at a podium was a construction site for the new edition of Lehigh Senior High School, where funds from the sales tax increase have been allocated.
To track how the funds are being spent, Adkins said to type in www.LeeSchools.net and access the sales tax dashboard. It will show how much money has been projected, collected and how it is spending the money.
“All this is critical to our promise of how we are spending tax payer dollars,” Adkins said. “We want to thank the community for its support.”