School by School List Detailing Projects Funded by the Education Referendum to be Released Today
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
Tampa, Fla. – (September 21, 2018) – Later this morning, Hillsborough County Public Schools will release the school by school list outlining the specific school improvement projects that a half-penny sales tax would fund at schools across the district if voters approve the education referendum on the November 6 ballot.
The project list includes 203 school air conditioning replacements and overhauls, 63 aging roof replacements and $23 million in safety and security improvements over the next 10 years. At least $500,000 will be invested at every school in buildings owned by our district.
A Citizen Oversight Committee will review the spending, progress and completion of all projects. Longtime educator Betty Castor will chair the committee and will now lead the selection of the other five citizen members of the committee.
More information will be released later this morning including a video opportunity and interviews.