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The renewal of a one-mill property tax will be on the ballot to: 
  • Retain highly qualified teachers

  • Protect arts and athletics programs in schools

  • Maintain academic programs and student activities

This renewal is of a tax in place since 2010. Without it, OCPS will lack funding to continue fully supporting teachers and students. On Aug. 28, Orange County voters will decide if the one-mill property tax should be renewed for an additional four years.

The Big Picture

Without an extension of the one mill, OCPS will have $1,437 less in per-student funding than what 2007 funding would provide today, adjusted for inflation.

Without an extension of the one mill, OCPS anticipates a 2019 budget reduction of $143 million which will impact many hundreds of teachers, academic programs, arts and athletics. 

Funding Chart

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

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Orange County Public Schools is consistently recognized for its fiscal responsibility. OCPS has received the coveted Governor's Sterling award three times since 2014 for organizational efficiency.

 47 Cents

For 2018-19, state lawmakers have only increased basic education funding by 47¢ per-student.

Graduation Rates are Rising!

Graduation Rates


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

One Mill Report to the Community
This report shows how proceeds from the one mill was spent during 2016-17.

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 renew the current one mill ad valorem millage for essential operating expenses in order to preserve academic programs, retain highly qualified teachers and protect arts, athletics and student activities beginning July 1, 2019, and ending four (4) fiscal years later on June 30, 2023, with annual reporting to ensure proper fiscal stewardship of these funds to the citizens of Orange County?
Spanish Version

School Board Resolution