Half-Cent for Schools

  • Half Cent Everyone benefits from high-quality schools. They attract new residents, businesses, and jobs, all of which boost the economy and lead to a better quality of life for our citizens. 

    Good schools also prepare Alachua County’s young people to be productive and contributing members of our community. In the future we will rely on them to provide the vital services and products we use every day and to come up with the breakthroughs that will make our lives better.  It’s to our advantage to ensure students are ready for that challenge by investing in their schools. 

    After being approved by Alachua County voters in November of 2018, the Half-Cent for Schools initiative is raising desperately-needed funds to revitalize our aging, out-of-date schools so that all students will have access to a high-quality learning environment.

    On this site, citizens can find more information about the district's facilities-related issues and the Half-Cent for Schools initiative.  Additional information will be added in the future, including progress reports on facilities projects and a timeline for completing the work on the projects comprehensive list, which is also available on this site.