Jacksonville City Council approves putting half-cent sales tax referendum for Duval Schools on November ballot

Jacksonville City Council approves putting half-cent sales tax referendum for Duval Schools on November ballot
Jacksonville leaders hold meeting on future of the half-cent sales tax to fix aging Duval schools

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday night approved putting a half-cent sales tax that would help fix aging Duval County Public Schools on the November ballot.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted after the council’s vote, saying “I look forward to signing this legislation immediately and supporting it on the ballot this fall.”

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Now, the $1.9 billion measure will go to Duval County voters in November to decide.

Action News Jax has been following this story for months, even showing you leaks inside Duval County schools and exposed wires where students are supposed to be able to learn.

Last week, the measure cleared two committees, one of which was the City of Jacksonville subcommittee on Public Health and Safety.