On the November 6, Palm Beach County voters will decide on an important referendum impacting the safety and education of our children, which is as follows:
REFERENDUM TO APPROVE AD VALOREM LEVY FOR SCHOOL SAFETY, TEACHERS AND OPERATIONAL NEEDS
Shall the School Board of Palm Beach County have authority to levy 1.00 mills of ad valorem millage dedicated for operational needs of non-charter District schools to fund school safety equipment, hire additional school police and mental health professionals, fund arts, music, physical education, career and choice program teachers, and improve teacher pay beginning July 1, 2019 and automatically ending June 30,2023, with oversight by the independent committee of citizens and experts?
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce’s Shared Purpose states that we, as a collaborative of sectors and industries, will work together to ensure Palm Beach North is Florida’s Prosperity Coast. Priorities for our region include providing a high quality education for our children in an environment that ensures their safety and their ability to learn by removing additional barriers in the school environment. Investments in school safety and the retention of our best teachers are key elements essential to the success of our children, a high quality of life, and economic prosperity.
Therefore,the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce endorses this very important referendum.
Chair, Board of Directors