Martin County School Board 1/2 Mill Increase

Voting in the August 28th Primary Election is now underway, and Early Voting will begin on August 18th. Beyond the partisan and non-partisan offices being considered, all voters in Martin County will consider a ballot question related to a property tax increase to fund “school safety and security, mental health programs, and academic initiatives. In order to help RAPB + GFLR primary members keep informed on this issue and determine their own individual vote, we have included the official ballot language and summary below.

If you have any questions or comments on the issue, please reach out to Bryce Sartory, Government Affairs Director, at

Official Ballot Language:

Shall the Martin County School District increase ad valorem millage by one-half mill per year, beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2022, to fund essential operating expenses for: school safety and security for all schools, mental health programs, recruiting and retaining qualified teachers, professional development for teachers and staff, and academic initiatives; with annual reporting to the county’s citizens to ensure fiscal stewardship?

Summary of Facts:

The additional one-half mill will generate approximately $11.2 million annually for 4 years and will sunset on June 30th, 2022. All schools in Martin County, both public and charter school, will receive funds.