Duval County Public Schools in Florida have a 15-year priority plan to use a half-penny sales tax increase to improve the school through safety and security measures and major renovations.
The half-cent sales tax will give the school district around $7 or $8 million each month, according to Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene. The district has a 15-year renovation plan. One of it's first priorities include safety and security measures installed at the schools. Capital funds will be used to get the projects off the ground until the school collects that extra money.
Duval County Public Schools is the 20th largest school district in the nation and the sixth largest school district in Florida. The school district serves families residing in the City of Jacksonville and Duval County, Florida. Overall, The Duval County Public Schools serves more than 120,000 students in close to 200 schools.