Safe Schools. Strong Community
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In order to meet the safety, security, and educational needs of our students, the Fox C-6 School Board voted unanimously to place a bond issue on the April 2019 election ballot. The additional funds will go toward providing updated building safety and security, additional classrooms, and other facilities needs for all buildings throughout the district.
Fox C-6 is seeking voter authority to issue $70 million in bonds in order to improve the safety, security, and accessibility of our buildings. Fox C-6 will use these bonds to improve buildings and facilities across the entire district, including the creation of secure entrances in all buildings and updated security systems.
Improving schools and relieving the strain on our budget will allow the district to continue to put funds where they matter most - toward our students and their education.
- Points of Pride
- Fox Focus: Comprehensive School Improvement Plan
- Keep scrolling for information on building-specific plans
AFFORDABLE & SENSIBLE
The district is seeking a modest increase that will help support the district for generations to come. The increase would amount to about $1.75 per week on a home valued at $120,000 by the county assessor.
- Fox C-6 Financial Picture
- What would this mean for my property taxes? Property taxes are based on assessed value, which can sometimes differ greatly from appraised value.
The funds from this bond issue will be placed in the custody of a third party to help manage the taxpayers' investment and ensure every cent goes to the listed projects.
With about 1.5 million square feet to look after, the cost to maintain these spaces is about $11 million annually. Investing in their upkeep now saves on replacement costs in the future. Our focus will be on upgrades that emphasize safety and security, as well as student comfort.
93% of other school districts in Missouri have a stronger fund balance than Fox C-6. A modest bond issue will help keep us, and our students, competitive.
Introducing Proposition "S"
The primary focus of this bond issue addresses major needed improvements to our facilities, which will improve safety, security, convenience, and comfort for the students, staff, and community members we serve. Proposition S will provide:
- Secure main building entrances.
- Updated security systems for receiving and monitoring visitors.
- School alarm and key systems.
- Improved classroom spaces for student learning.
- Updated flooring, lighting, restroom facilities, and exterior doors.
- Resurfaced parking lots, sidewalks and drives.
Background and Planning
Over the past several years, Fox C-6 has budgeted funds to steadily improve the infrastructure of our buildings. Important upgrades have been made to some roofs, parking surfaces, classrooms, and more.
Through the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP), we have identified several other key areas related to our facilities that need to be addressed. Committees of parents, staff, and community members have further studied our facilities, technology, and safety/security to help identify specific needs for individual buildings throughout the district.
In order to meet the needs outlined by our community, face the challenges of aging buildings, and provide important security upgrades throughout the district, we are seeking the community’s approval to issue bonds to address the common areas of safety, accessibility, learning spaces, facilities, and more. Specific building plans are available to the right.
- ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
- MIDDLE SCHOOLS
- HIGH SCHOOLS