Join the South Tampa Chamber and Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Addison Davis for an informational session on the upcoming ballot referendum.
On August 23, 2022, voters will be asked to approve a one (1.0) mil increase in ad valorem tax that will increase school funding by approximately $146 million annually for a four (4) year period that will begin July 1, 2023, and end on June 30, 2027.
The national teacher and support staff shortage is alarming. Over the last two years, our district has experienced an increase in resignations and retirements which have created more than 1,000 unfilled positions in the district. Experienced, successful teachers earn salaries only slightly higher than early career teachers. Because of this, many teachers are moving on to higher-paying surrounding counties or changing careers completely. The one mil increase is primarily designed to retain experienced teachers, compensate support staff (such as bus drivers, maintenance workers, food service staff, custodial staff, and other non-instructional staff), and meet operational needs in art, music, PE, and workforce education.