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No Tax-Increase Bond Issue Vote

 April 4, 2017


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No Tax-Increase Bond Issue Vote April 4

The Board of Education approved the placement of a $9 million no tax-increase general obligation bond issue on the April 4, 2017 ballot for voter consideration.

Funds would be used to pay for renovation and remodeling of existing school buildings.
Initial projects have been proposed in areas such as:

Safety and Security Enhancements
-Fire alarm system upgrades
-Parking lot improvements (MM, GHS, BG, Maintenance)
-Camera system and intercom upgrades
-Phone system replacement
-Fencing and lighting upgrades

Classroom/Restroom Renovations and Improvements
-Industrial Arts area renovation
-Ceiling and lighting upgrades
-Restroom renovations
-”Sports floor” for elementary gymnasiums
-Corridor flooring

Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Enhancements
-Stadium bleachers (GHS)
-Band Instrument replacement
-Gym doors (GMS)
-Electric gym winches (GMS)

Roofing, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Improvements
-Roofing upgrades/repairs (GMS, GHS, HG)
-HVAC improvements (BV, HG, GMS)
-Windows/solar shades (MM)
-Exterior awnings (MM)
-Grandview Assistance Program building windows/shades and carpeting


Q:  Will the district's no tax-increase bond issue change the tax rate?
A:  No, whether it passes or fails we anticipate the rate will remain the same.  If it passes, the     tax levy will continue to support debt service payments.
Q:  What does Grandview C-4 have on the April ballot?
A:  Grandview C-4 has a 9-million dollar no tax-increase bond issue on the April 4, 2017 ballot.
Q:  Can the money generated by passing a no tax-increase bond issue be used for things other than capital expenses?
A:  NO, funds cannot be used for general operating expenses such as salaries, supplies, utilities, etc
Q:  Will a “no” vote on a no tax-increase issue lower taxes?

A:  NO, we don't anticipate the current tax rate will be lowered if the bond issue is not successful.
Q:  How can there be no tax-increase when a bond issue passes?
A:  Each year the district pays off old debt from past bond issues.  Additionally the district monitors the financial climate and refinances debt for better rates.
As payment obligations for principal and interest decrease, the district can borrow more and pay it back from existing revenue sources such as growth in assessed valuation and low interest rates. To generate additional revenue, the existing tax rate is extended, but not increased.
Q:  How does a bond issue work?
A:  When voters approve a bond issue, the school district sells bonds to a purchaser
who offers the lowest interest rate. These funds are used to complete the project and the debt is paid back over time. It is similar to a home loan.
Q:  What is a bond issue?
A:  A bond issue is a traditional way for schools to borrow money to pay for capital projects that are too costly for a typical budget. In Missouri, this requires voter approval even if the bond issue will not raise the tax rate.


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