The St. Johns County School District is seeking applicants interested in serving on the St. Johns County School Board’s Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC will be appointed by the School Board and will monitor and advise the board on the expenditure of funds collected from the half-cent sales tax.
On November 3 of this year, citizens of St. Johns County voted to approve a half-cent sales tax for the St. Johns County School District to be used for capital projects including new construction, renovations, technology and safety and security. Collection of the half-cent sales tax will begin on January 1, 2016 and will be in effect for 10 years. This committee will meet to review the projects and expenditures associated with the critical needs project list published by the school district.
Interested applicants must be residents of St. Johns County. The committee will be geographically diverse and representative of several categories including, community (parents and non-parents), construction, education, finance, planning/design, security, and technology. Applicants work experience, expertise and involvement with public education will be considered.
A maximum of 15 members will be appointed to serve for a two-year term. Applications must be received by Monday, December 14, 2015 and may be obtained on the school district’s website http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/halfcentsalestax/ or by calling 904-547-7670.