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Voters to decide on school improvement funding


Voters will decide whether or not to extend Charleston County's one cent sales tax during the November election.

The Charleston County School Board voted to put the one cent sales and use tax to a referendum at their Monday evening meeting.

If approved, the revenue would help fund 29 school improvement projects, which total about 500 million dollars.

"We purposefully created a list of projects that was extensive and was intended to push the boundaries of what we thought the greatest potential would be for collection of revenue off the sales tax," Charleston County School District Chief of Finance and Operations Michael Bobby said.

A complete list of the school improvement projects can be found by clicking here

The school board will prioritize the list before the November election.

The one cent sales and use tax was originally approved by voters in November of 2010.

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