Page Content The half-cent sales tax extension was approved on August 26, 2014 by Volusia County voters, and went in effect January 1, 2017. The extension will run for the next 15 years (2017-2031), focused on capital improvements. Those improvements include security enhancements, technology upgrades, replacement schools, and significant school renovations. Every school and every student will benefit. For a full list of the projects, click here. Important information to know:The half-cent voter approved sales tax can only be used for capital (facilities, technology), not general operating (salaries, instructional materials).As with the 2001 half-cent sales tax, a citizens’ project oversight committee was established to monitor the school district’s work. The extension is estimated to raise $480 million.A citizens’ capital needs committee met September 2013 through January 2014 to identify the capital needs of the school district in the areas of safety/security, technology and facilities.For answers to frequently asked questions, click here. Half-cent sales tax news:District planners and school representatives have set the next community information meeting for the Chisholm Elementary replacement school... Read more »Mark your calendars! On June 1st, 2017 at 9:00 in the morning, the district will break ground for the Pierson Elementary... Read more »On February 14, 2017, several of Volusia Schools’ directors reported on the status of district projects under the half-cent sales tax... Read more » On January 19, 2017, a community meeting was held at Chisholm Elementary... Read more » Pierson Elementary held a community meeting to discuss its replacement school... Read more » For updates on the Half-Cent Sales Tax projects, click here.