SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - In May, Channel 9 Eyewitness News reported on pro
-tax signs found piled up in one high school break room just ahead of a hotly contested referendum vote in Seminole County.
The referendum, which passed, increased the sales tax in the county by
An internal investigation shows that school district officials were giving out hundreds of the pro
District leaders said they did not hand them out on school property, but did it off school property and on their own time.
The investigation looked at four schools that were the targets of complaints about the signs.
The 35-page investigation determined the four schools violated district policy by handing out
Records include a memo from the district's chief financial officer
The report determined that top officials did not make it clear that employees were not supposed to distribute the signs on school property or
Seminole County School Superintendent Walt Griffin sent Channel 9's Tim Barber a statement, which read, "I am mandating comprehensive and specific training on school board policy 9.80 concerning political activity, which will be conducted by an outside expert."
Barber also learned that school officials are considering changes to their political
Seminole school employees to receive training on political activities…
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