Learn about the One Mill

  • About the One Mill
  • Ballot Language and Voting Info
  • Frequently Asked Questions and Resources
  • Impact of the One Mill
  • One Mill Achievements
  • One Mill Oversight Committee
  • One Mill Photo Gallery
  • Positions Funded by the One Mill
One Mill for Schools

About the One Mill

  • All of Alachua County Public Schools’ 27,000+ students benefit from the One Mill.

    Thanks to Alachua County voters, the One Mill will remain in place through 2025, helping protect funding for vital personnel and programs, including school nurses, counselors, librarians, art/music/drama programs, career tech programs, academic magnets, band/chorus, and classroom technology. The One Mill, first approved by voters in 2008 and renewed every four years since then, raises about $23 million annually, helping fund the salaries of over 350 local teachers and supporting all 27,000+ Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) students. It is expected to generate nearly $24 million in revenue this fiscal year, and since collection began in 2009, the One Mill has raised nearly $228 million for ACPS.

    In keeping with the ballot language, an independent citizens’ oversight committee reviews all expenditures to ensure the revenues are spent as intended. The committee's financial documents and meeting minutes are available online.

    The One Mill is crucial to all citizens, whether or not they have children in school. A high-quality school system, like ACPS, attracts new businesses and jobs to the community, boosts the economy and property values, and most importantly, prepares young people to become successful and productive adults.

Thank You Alachua County Voters!

  • A heartfelt thank you to Alachua County voters for keeping the One Mill in place. Your continued support ensures funding for vital programs and personnel, securing a bright future for our schools and community. We look forward to maintaining this crucial support for years to come!