SCRIPT: Hi my name is [say your name], one of your constituents and I support the referendum for our schools. I urge you to vote NO on withdrawal and YES to place the referendum on the ballot for 2019!
Let’s do what’s right for our kids they need your support! Thank you!
Dueling recommendations will go today to Jacksonville City Council when it decides whether it will place a half-cent sales tax on the ballot or quash the Duval County School Board’s request.
Last week, the council’s Finance Committee voted 5-2 to recommend the full City Council withdraw the measure, which would prevent the referendum from going before Duval County voters. Hours later, the Rules Committee voted 4-3 against withdrawal and backed placing the referendum on the ballot for a special election.
- DCPS has the oldest schools in the state
- Costs $500,000 a month to patch maintenance issues
- PRESENT: $243 million in unfunded repairs and maintenance backlog
- FUTURE: $5 billion unfunded repairs and maintenance costs
📞Take a few minutes to call and email each of the city council members listed below.