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Clock Ticking On Mail-In Bond Issue

Jeff Garretson - March 27, 2014 12:31 pm

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USD 305 Superintendent Bill Hall is hoping the public will mark their ballot and mail it in before the April 8th deadline.

Hall, stopped into the KSAL Morning News Thursday with a look at some of the issues and numbers associated with the upcoming bond issue, “If it gets close to the deadline like the 4th or 5th of April, just fill it out and walk it in,” he said.

Back in December of 2013 the 305 Board of Education approved a resolution to place a $110.7 million bond issue on the April 8, 2014 mail-in ballot.

Hall tells KSAL “A lot of folks say just tell me how much is it going to increase my taxes,” he said. “For the owner of a home valued at $100,000 it will increase their taxes at $4.50 a month.”

The mail-in election would address district needs including safety and security, all-day kindergarten, career and technical education and improvements at both high schools, plus storm shelters at all the schools.

Officials mailed out 28,000 ballots  to all registered voters who live within the school district boundaries on March 21st.

Total Potential Bond Cost Overview:

· Total elementary project costs: $25,841,160
· Total middle school project costs: $ 8,148,000
· Total high school project costs: $75,672,115
· Total Other Attendance Centers Project Costs: $ 1,041,000
Total Potential Bond Cost: $ 110,702,275

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