Proposition S Information
After a year long research process and collaboration with Hollis + Miller Architect Firm in Kansas City, The Fulton Board of Education voted to place a bond issue on the April 7th ballot.
In brief, the bond issue is a no tax rate increase for $27,500,000 for providing funds to add space for students, to improve safety and security, and upgrade facilities for sustainability for at least the next 30 years ( a list of projects can be found below). If this measure passes, there will be NO TAX INCREASE to the debt service portion of your taxes.
If you have questions at any time during the next two months, please email Superintendent Jacque Cowherd at email@example.com, Assistant Superintendent Ty Crain at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Karen Snethen at email@example.com.
The official ballot language is below.
Fulton Public School District No. 58
Shall the Board of Education of the Fulton Public School District No. 58 of Callaway County, Missouri, without an estimated increase in the current debt service property tax levy, borrow money in the amount of Twenty Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($27,500,000) for the purpose of providing funds for the site development, acquisition, construction, equipping, furnishing and betterment of school facilities including, without limitation, secure entrances at all schools; security camera upgrades, intercom improvements, and other security enhancements; a High School gymnasium addition; High School theatre improvements; renovations to the gymnasium at the Middle School; additional classrooms at the Middle School; a new school for Kindergarten students at the Fulton Early Childhood Center or purchase an existing building for renovation to create those new classrooms based upon cost analysis; parking lot addition at the Athletic Complex; District-wide heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, parking lots, and sidewalk improvements; to the extent funds are available, complete other repairs and improvements to the existing facilities of the District; and issue bonds for the payment thereof?
If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the School District is estimated to remain unchanged at $0.7612 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.