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A continuation of a one-mill property tax will be on the ballot to: 
  • Fund essential operating expenses

  • Compensate teachers and support staff

  • Preserve academic programs, arts, athletics and student activities

This continuation is of the millage in place since 2010. Without it, OCPS will lose the funding necessary to fully support teachers, staff and students. On Aug. 23, Orange County voters will decide if the one-mill property millage should be continued for an additional four years.


The Big Picture

Without a continuation of the one mill, OCPS will have $1,727 less in per-student funding than what pre-recession funding would provide today, adjusted for inflation.

Without an extension of the one mill, OCPS anticipates a 2023 budget reduction of $177 million which will impact many hundreds of teachers, academic programs, arts and athletics. 

Funding Per Student Chart

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Can't You Fund These Things Through Additional Belt Tightening?

Orange County Public Schools is consistently recognized for its fiscal responsibility. OCPS has the lowest administrative cost per student among the state's large urban school districts.
Dollar Breakdown Chart

Graduation Rates are Rising!

Graduation Rates Chart (Increase of 15.5%)

Resources

Informational Flier
Help share the facts by distributing this informational flier.

One Mill Report to the Community
This report shows how proceeds from the one mill was spent during 2020-21.

Special Millage Information

Financial Outlook PowerPoint
This presentation helps explain the financial situation facing OCPS.

Ballot Language

The School Board of Orange County, Florida Ad Valorem Millage Election

Shall the School Board of Orange County, Florida, continue the current one (1) mill ad valorem millage for essential operating expenses, including compensating teachers and support staff, preserving academic programs, arts, athletics, and student activities,  beginning July 1, 2023, and ending four (4) fiscal years later on June 30, 2027, shared proportionately with charter schools as legally required, with annual reporting to ensure proper fiscal stewardship of these funds to the citizens of Orange County?

Spanish Version

Portuguese Version

Haitian-Creole Version

School Board Resolution