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Is the villages schools suppoted by county taxes?
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Is the villages schools suppoted by county taxes?
The Villages Charter Schools are public schools with teacher salary paid from county school tax dollars.

I saw a good Florida Charter School FAQ recently but I don't have the link for it.
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Old 08-31-2023, 06:55 AM
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This is from their website:

The Villages Charter School (VCS) is identified as a "Charter School in the Workplace" and operated as a Florida not-for-profit corporation and federally recognized 501c3 charitable organization.. Established through Florida law, charter schools in the workplace are public charter schools with the ability to target a specific student population. Charter schools are public schools of choice. In our instance, the targeted population is the children of the employees of our sponsoring company, The Villages of Lake-Sumter, Inc., the fastest growing single-site development in the country. Simply stated, our students are drawn from a workplace boundary rather than the typical public school geographic boundary. For the most part, our students reside in the counties of Lake, Marion, and Sumter (separate school districts) and are dropped off at school by their parents as they travel to work. Tax dollars are being supplemented with private commitment and investment.
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Is the villages schools suppoted by county taxes?
As I understand it, yes.

A couple of months ago I saw something pretty revealing. TV Charter schools serve 38% of the public school students in this school district but use up only 30% of the available revenue. This fact does not sit well with some of the more vociferous critics.

Also, of the total number of villagers as of 2023 (145,000, give or take), 80% of that number, or 116,000, are also residents of Sumter County. Considering that the total population of Sumter County is 144,970, that means that
over 80% of the total population of the County are also Villagers, meaning that The Villages citizens pay the lion's share of property taxes, from which the schools are funded, collected in Sumter County.

A rising tide lifts all boats.
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All charter schools are owned by someone and funded by State of Florida. Villages is one of few that survive, most owners drain the money and then close the schools. Saw that happen many times in South Florida.
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As I understand it, yes.

A couple of months ago I saw something pretty revealing. TV Charter schools serve 38% of the public school students in this school district but use up only 30% of the available revenue. This fact does not sit well with some of the more vociferous critics.

Also, of the total number of villagers as of 2023 (145,000, give or take), 80% of that number, or 116,000, are also residents of Sumter County. Considering that the total population of Sumter County is 144,970, that means that
over 80% of the total population of the County are also Villagers, meaning that The Villages citizens pay the lion's share of property taxes, from which the schools are funded, collected in Sumter County.

A rising tide lifts all boats.
Push that cost figure to any teacher union and duck. Does not fit their agenda at all. Especially when charter school teachers generally are paid more.
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As I understand it, yes.

A couple of months ago I saw something pretty revealing. TV Charter schools serve 38% of the public school students in this school district but use up only 30% of the available revenue. This fact does not sit well with some of the more vociferous critics.

Also, of the total number of villagers as of 2023 (145,000, give or take), 80% of that number, or 116,000, are also residents of Sumter County. Considering that the total population of Sumter County is 144,970, that means that
over 80% of the total population of the County are also Villagers, meaning that The Villages citizens pay the lion's share of property taxes, from which the schools are funded, collected in Sumter County.

A rising tide lifts all boats.
Careful, you’ll upset the school board’s cry of poverty with facts and their 17% tax increase may be questioned.
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The cost to build The Villages Charter Schools was paid for by 3 people. Anyone wanting the best schools in the area should take advantage of it !

Fantastic facilities. A private investment to improve the community.
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Careful, you’ll upset the school board’s cry of poverty with facts and their 17% tax increase may be questioned.
Very confusing when roughly 4,000 new home sales a year are increasing the property tax base over a billion dollars a year.
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All well and good they want to build schools for their profit an opportunity to bring the workers here that’s on them. I should not have to pay for it if I have no kids in school.
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All well and good they want to build schools for their profit an opportunity to bring the workers here that’s on them. I should not have to pay for it if I have no kids in school.
Did you ever have kids in school wherever you came from?
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All well and good they want to build schools for their profit an opportunity to bring the workers here that’s on them. I should not have to pay for it if I have no kids in school.
Many who did not have children paid when I was in school. Now it is my turn to pay. That's how a community works.
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Great schools are ran by great teachers. The buildings are nice, but salaries for teachers come from Federal, State and Local tax polls. In addition, I believe somewhere along the lines the infrastructure in question will have a rent that has to be paid for by the county?
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All well and good they want to build schools for their profit an opportunity to bring the workers here that’s on them. I should not have to pay for it if I have no kids in school.
A well-educated work force is in everyone's best interest.

I will gladly pay a school tax to help the next generations.
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All well and good they want to build schools for their profit an opportunity to bring the workers here that’s on them. I should not have to pay for it if I have no kids in school.
You should pay school taxes. When you or your children attended school all of the taxpayers n your town paid school taxes.
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