Martin County property-tax hike would bring in $44.8 million annually for schools over four years

Article Posted on March 21, 2018

By: Andrew Atterbury, Treasure Coast Newspapers

MARTIN COUNTY — A property-tax increase being eyed by the school district  would generate $11.2 million annually over the next four years.

But the step toward a tax increase, approved 4-1 Tuesday by the School Board, essentially is a placeholder, and could change before it appears on the ballot later this year.

Board member Rebecca Negron cast the lone no vote.

The board wrestled with proposing either a sales-tax increase or property-tax hike to fund construction projects and give teachers raises…

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