Miami-Dade voters will decide Nov. 8 whether to raise and extend a temporary property tax that funds schools, in order to pay for teacher recruitment and boosted campus security countywide.
County commissioners unanimously approved the ballot question, which will ask voters whether to raise the tax from 0.075% to 0.1%. If OK’d, the tax and new rate would run through 2027, beginning next July.
More than 71% of county voters approved the tax after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Since then, it has helped the county hire more than 300 school police officers.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics