SARASOTA COUNTY — With the passage of the Sarasota County School District’s 1-mill tax referendum renewal on Tuesday, School Board members and district staff can move forward with budgeting and other projects.
District officials called the tax critical to continuing a 30-minute-longer school day. It also pays for nearly 500 teacher and staff positions, largely in the areas of art, music, theater, physical education, dance and elementary science, along with guidance counselors, technical and front-office support and school security aides.
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