SURVEY: How should the Orange County School Board use your tax dollars?

OCPS survey asks taxpayers for feedback on district’s priorities for school construction and maintenance.

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With the upcoming November elections, the Orange County School Board is deciding whether to include an extension of the County's half-penny sales tax on the ballot.

To get more perspective from the area's taxpayers on that decision, the school board is asking for feedback from Orange County's stakeholders by sending out a survey on Feb. 15, 2024. Specifically, what the school board is asking the county's stakeholders is focused on what the district’s priorities for school construction and maintenance should be.

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The survey will have a second section that will serve as a thought exchange specific to each OCPS school. In the section, survey participants will be encouraged to share their thoughts about what their school’s top maintenance or construction needs are. This section also allows participants to rate other participants' thoughts about maintenance or construction needs.

The objective of this survey is so the school board can use stakeholders' feedback to ultimately help make the decision regarding including the half-penny sales tax extension in the November election ballot.

To find the survey, you can go to the home page or to



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