Props I+N General Information
Board of Education places two issues on April 7 ballot
In January, the Board of Education approved resolutions to place a bond issue and levy issue on the April 7th ballot.
In brief, the bond issue is a no tax rate increase issue for $22,700,000 for providing funds to improve safety & security, replace roofs, HVAC units, and boilers; improve technology and playgrounds, and other repairs & improvements as identified in the Hollis+Miller (architect) facilities needs assessment. This issue requires a 4/7 majority to pass and would result in a 10 cent debt service levy rollback. The district’s debt service levy would decrease from $1.1772 to $1.0772. This is Prop N on the ballot.
The levy proposal seeks a 50 cent operating levy increase for the purpose of attracting and retaining quality staff through salary increases. This issue requires a simple majority to pass and it will be Prop I on the ballot. If passed, the district’s operating levy would increase from $3.9000 to $4.4000.
If both measures pass, the net levy would increase from $5.0772 to $5.4772 per $100 assessed valuation.
This website provides additional information on the issues. Check the Community Presentations link for dates/times to hear a presentation from the district and ask questions in person. The FAQ page will be updated throughout the next two months as questions come in.
Any questions you have throughout the next two months can be emailed to Superintendent Paul Mensching at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jill Filer at email@example.com.
You can view the Board meeting minutes here - https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/hcass/Board.nsf/Public and the ballot language is below.