Orange County voters to decide on keeping special tax for schools

Voters in Orange County will decide this month whether the school district can keep a special property tax to prop up school programs.

Orange County Public Schools is asking voters to keep a 1 mill ad valorem property tax, first approved in 2010, to fund everything from support staff to art teachers to class field trips.

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“It is an absolutely critical component,” said school board member Pam Gould. “It’s really the component that’s allowed our arts to not only continue, but

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