August 18, 2022

Eric Godet, Guest columnist, The Gainesville Sun

There is just something about the start of a new school year. Even when your student days are long behind you, the fresh start signaled by the turn of the academic calendar is exhilarating. Thanks to the hard work of dedicated community partners, we have even more to celebrate this school year.  

Fueled by the 2018 Half Cent for Schools sales tax initiative, we continue to make tremendous progress on our Alachua County Public Schools construction projects. Nearly $63 million has been generated by the sales tax to date and $110 million was bonded by the district to speed up the first six projects.

Hard-working teams, led by the Alachua County School Board and district staff, have made significant advances on the ambitious facilities revitalization plans developed with input from parents and the community. Those plans are now being brought to life thanks to our local construction firms Scorpio, Charles Perry Partners Inc. and Parrish McCall.   

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