Voters in the Florida Union Free School District approved the 2021-2022 school budget Tuesday, May 18, with 73.8 percent of voters in favor of the $23,537,680 spending plan.
This approved budget increases spending by $837,915 over the current year’s budget. The tax levy is increasing by $196,435 or 1.26 percent, under the district’s tax cap as defined by the state.
The district is receiving an additional $408,590 in state and federal aid.
Two incumbents, Robert J. Scheuermann and John T. Redman II will return to the board. A third candidate, Steven Vega, withdrew his candidacy before the vote.
“I am grateful to the residents of the Florida Union Free School District for their continued support of the district, students and staff,” said Superintendent Jan Jehring. “The ongoing cooperation from the community during this challenging time has been meaningful to all of us.
The unofficial results
Yes – 195
No – 69
Board of Education candidates
Robert J. Scheuermann* – 225
John T. Redman II* – 183
Board of education proposes $23,537,680 budget
The Florida Union Free School District Board of Education adopted its 2021-2022 budget on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The proposed $23,537,680 budget is an increase of $837,915 over the 2020-2021 budget.
The tax levy, which is the amount of money received by the district from local residents’ taxes, will increase by $196,435 or 1.26%.
The district is receiving an addition $408,590 in state and federal aid.
EXPENDITURES: 2020/21 2021/22
- General support $2,584,505 $2,645,615
- Instruction $12,252,535 $12,708,020
- Transportation $1,178,605 $1,230,830
- Undistributed $6,684,120 $6,953,215
- Total $22,699,765 $23,537,680
REVENUE: 2020/21 2021/22
- State, Federal Aid $6,649,615 $7,058,205
- Tax Levy $15,598,470 $15,794,905
- Misc. (tuition, interest) $311,680 $443,835
- Fund Balance $140,000 $240,735
- Total $22,699,765 $23,537,680
Two board of education seats available
UPDATE: Steven Vega has withdrawn from the board of education election on May 11, 2021.
Three people are running for the two board of education seats available. They will appear on the ballot in the following order:
- Robert J. Scheuermann*
- John T. Redman II*
- Steven Vega – withdrawn
(* – incumbents)
Who can vote?
You are eligible to vote if you are:
- a U.S. citizen
- 18 years or older
- a district resident for at least 30 days prior to the vote
If you are registered to vote in general elections, you are automatically eligible to vote in school elections.
You may register 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. any day the district office is open. The last day to register is May 13, 2021.
Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained at the Office of the School District Clerk. Applications must be received by the district clerk no more than thirty (30) days and at least seven (7) days before the date of the election, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter or the voter’s designated agent set forth in the application at the Office of the District Clerk.
Absentee ballots must be received by the Office of the District Clerk not later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Where and When
Voting will take place at the S.S. Seward Memorial Building, 51 North Main Street, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021,