Do You Know What Your 1/2 Cent Did?
The Polk Promise 1/2 Cent Sales Tax Initiative
In 2003, the voters of Polk County approved a half-cent sales tax to address critical building and capacity needs of the Polk County Public Schools. These ongoing improvements include additional schools and classrooms to accommodate population growth, modernization of older schools, the replacement of portables with permanent structures, maintenance of all facilities, repairs and enhancements to the buildings and systems, upgrades in technology, and increased student safety.
Implemented in January of 2004, to date the sales tax has yielded $506,811,532. The School Board has used this money as the main source of capital and maintenance funding for the projects identified by the district under the Polk Promise Half-Cent Sales Tax Initiative, and for other projects approved by the OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE due to immediate need.
Safe, secure, quality schools are paramount to creating a positive learning environment for all of our students, where they may grow and flourish. We offer our sincere thanks to local residents and visitors for their part in ensuring a bright future for our single greatest resource - the children and young people of Polk County. We couldn't do this without you!
SEE SOME OF THE GREAT PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE HALF-CENT SALES TAX INITIATIVE.
Cleveland Court Elementary Cafeteria
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