There are 11 referendums on November’s ballot, and more than several of them are of concern to Polk County Public Schools District board members (if not the entire education system statewide). Those concerns were expressed by board member Tim Harris at the Sept. 25 work session to Wendy Dodge, Director of Governmental Affairs for the schools district.
“Amendments three and eight possibly have the most impact,” Dodge told the school board. If approved, Amendment Three — State Government Revenue Limitation — would impose a stricter formula for calculating the revenue limit. It would be based on annual population growth and inflation, instead of personal income. Opponents fear this would affect spending on necessary services like schools and public safety (according to a flyer distributed by the League Of Women Voters of Florida 2012 Special Edition Voter Guide), while proponents say it is need to cap government spending.
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