Martin County residents are invited to a series of information sessions to learn more about the school district’s finances, capital needs and half-percent sales tax referendum.

The Nov. 6 ballot includes a referendum asking Martin County voters to increase the sales tax by a half-cent, from 6 percent to 6.5 percent, for a period of seven years, starting on Jan. 1, 2019. According to the school district, the additional revenue would generate $16 million annually and be used to replace aging Jensen Beach and Palm City elementary schools, repair and renovate school buildings, upgrade security and complete much-needed maintenance projects.

Martin County school administrators will present information at the following sessions:

Tuesday, Oct. 9

  • 11:30 a.m. at Hobe Sound Library (10595 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound)
  • 3 p.m. at Blake Library (2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart)

Wednesday, Oct. 10

  • 10:30 a.m. at Elisabeth Lahti Library (15200 SW Adams Ave., Indiantown)

Thursday, Oct. 11

  • 12:30 p.m. at Hoke Library 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach)
  • 3 p.m. at Peter and Julie Cummings Library (2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City)
  • 5 p.m. at South Fork High School auditorium (10000 SW Bulldog Way, Stuart)

Friday, Oct. 12

  • 1 p.m. at Robert Morgade Library (5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart)

Wednesday, Oct. 17

  • 2:10 p.m. at Jensen Beach Elementary School media center (2525 NE Savannah Road, Jensen Beach)

Thursday, Oct. 18

  • 4:30 p.m. at Jensen Beach Elementary School media center (2525 NE Savannah Road, Jensen Beach)

Tuesday, Oct. 23

  • 6 p.m. at Felix A. Williams Elementary School media center (401 NW Baker Road, Stuart)

Additional dates may be added leading up to the election. Please visit OurDollars.MartinSchools.org for updated information.

Martin County residents have until Oct. 9 to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. Early voting begins Oct. 27 and continues through Nov. 3 at six polling locations in Martin County. For additional election information, visit MartinVotes.com.

About Martin County Schools

The Martin County School District (MCSD) is an Academically High-Performing School District in Florida and is fully accredited by AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. More information about MCSD can be found online at www.MartinSchools.org.