Democrats support quality education. The Manatee County Democratic Party supports Manatee School District's 1-mill renewal because it's vitally needed to keep our schools competitive, attract good teachers and keep important programs going.
The funds are specifically allocated to:
The referendum was originally passed by Manatee County voters in 2018. It requires a vote to renew it this year. In the future it will require renewal in every Presidential election year.
21 other Florida school districts have passed 1-Mill referendums.
Manatee School District reporting shows that since voters approved the 1-mill referendum in 2018: