The Beaufort County CARE (Citizens Advocating Responsible Education) have released a position of opposition to the school district’s proposal for a penny sales tax for building schools. In a release on Monday, the group urged taxpayers, voters, to side with them in voting against the tax on the November referendum.
CARE held community meetings across Beaufort County over several weeks, gathering input from the citizens who attended. They say their position on the tax is based off of that input.
The list three reasons for their opposition, which are “no pressing need,” the “cost is extravagant,” and “lack of trust in the superintendent and the school board.”
The district says the millions of dollars in funding for schools the tax would generate will be needed as there is growth in the student body projected over the next 10 years.