Bond Proposals - More FAQ

posted Jan 25, 2011, 12:16 PM by Mike Paskewicz   [ updated Sep 20, 2011, 2:12 PM ]

Q:  What improvements will be made at each school if Proposal I (Critical for Learning) and Proposal II (Quality of Life) are approved by voters?

 A:  Northview High School will receive over $16,114,470 of new construction and $4,042,258 of remodeling existing classroom space.  Included in the improvements are a new, two-story classroom addition, stairs, elevator, interior spaces, main school office, fine arts area, commons area, cafeteria, and kitchen remodel.  Technology upgrades, instructional technology, phone and security system upgrades total more than $766,650.  Site work is planned to remove and replace driveways and parking lots and build new entrances and lots totaling $800,000.  Furniture and equipment upgrades total $516,822.  Over $22,240,200 of improvements are planned for Northview High School under Bond Proposal I.

East Campus will receive $105,000 of technology infrastructure upgrades and electrical upgrades to support technology.  An additional $100,000 of instructional technology will be provided to include computers, projectors, printers, and hand-held devices.  Phone systems will be replaced and security systems upgraded.  Over $205,000 of improvements are planned for East Campus High School under Bond Proposal I.

Crossroads will receive $263,181 of technology infrastructure upgrades and electrical upgrades to support technology.  An additional $350,000 of instructional technology will be provided to include computers, projectors, printers, and hand-held devices.  Phone systems will be replaced and security systems upgraded.  Over $613,000 of improvements are planned for Crossroads under Bond Proposal I.

Highlands will receive $210,000 of technology infrastructure upgrades and electrical upgrades to support technology.  An additional $300,000 of instructional technology will be provided to include computers, projectors, printers, and hand-held devices.  Phone systems will be replaced and security systems upgraded.  Over $510,000 of improvements are planned for Highlands under Bond Proposal I.

East Oakview will receive $185,000 of technology infrastructure upgrades and electrical upgrades to support technology.  An additional $200,000 of instructional technology will be provided to include computers, projectors, printers, and hand-held devices.  Phone systems will be replaced and security systems upgraded.  Over $385,000 of improvements are planned for East Oakview under Bond Proposal I.

North Oakview will receive $185,000 of technology infrastructure upgrades and electrical upgrades to support technology.  An additional $200,000 of instructional technology will be provided to include computers, projectors, printers, and hand-held devices.  Phone systems will be replaced and security systems upgraded.  Over $385,000 of improvements are planned for North Oakview under Bond Proposal I.

 

West Oakview will receive $185,000 of technology infrastructure upgrades and electrical upgrades to support technology.  An additional $200,000 of instructional technology will be provided to include computers, projectors, printers, and hand-held devices.  Phone systems will be replaced and security systems upgraded.  New construction totaling $887,340 will add four additional early childhood classrooms.  Over $1,272,340 of improvements are planned for West Oakview under Bond Proposal I.

Residents without children in Northview schools receive stable home values, safe and secure neighborhoods, well maintained school buildings and grounds, as well as respectful and productive children in the community.  Senior citizens may qualify for tax breaks based on annual income.

 All students in Northview as well as community members benefit from the improvements to the high school.  This is a “Quality of Life” request of the community.  If the pool is not replaced, current air handling systems failure would be too costly to replace and the pool would be closed.


Q:  Do senior citizens get a tax break if the Bond Proposals are approved by voters?

A:  Yes.  Senior citizens may qualify for a tax break based upon annual income.

Property tax credit for seniors will equal the difference between property taxes and 3.5% of household income times the following percentages:

·        Household incomes $0 - $20,000: 100%

·        Household incomes $20,001 - $30,000: Phased down from 100% to 60%

·        Household incomes greater than $30,000: 60%

·        Property tax credit for non-seniors will equal the difference between property taxes and 3.5% of household income times 60%

  • No change in calculation of credit for the disabled or for veterans


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