FLORIDA – What A Half Penny Sales Tax Is Buying For Hillsborough Schools


Noise in the hallways at dozens of schools. Giant trucks blocking the bus ramps. Dust and debris littering campuses. These would normally create huge frustrations for school leaders.

But this summer, they were the sights and sounds of a new future being built in Hillsborough County Public Schools.

During this recent school break, workers tackled 102 projects funded by the half penny sales tax for schools that Hillsborough voters approved in November.

Cranes hummed as they hoisted new air conditioners into place, new alarm systems beeped as they passed their tests, and jackhammers thumped as they replaced crumbling outdoor courts with new ones that will last more than a generation.


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Tampa bay times
jeff eakins
august 29, 2019