Addressing Growing School Facility Challenges

Bond-At-A-Glance - A Reinvestment in Our Schools & Communities
Posted on 03/08/2017
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BUILDING FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 the Boise School District will hold a bond election to support an Educational Facilities Master Plan to reinvest in our neighborhood schools and community with ​no ​increase in the current property tax rate.
 
The bond will help meet the needs of today's students and the students of the future by reinvesting in our schools and in our communities.



Bond Fast Facts

  • The amount of the bond is $172.5 million.
  • The amount of the bond will NOT raise the current property tax rate.
  • The bond supports a 10 year Educational Facilities Master Plan that:
    • Provides direction for the District on how best to meet our most pressing needs regarding poor condition, overcrowding & improving educational adequacy while ensuring every school receives attention.
    • Puts the District in a place that will allow us to make significant improvements today while preparing for the educational needs of students well into the future.
    • Is accountable, addressing critical school facility problems now so they don't cost taxpayers more later.
    • Provides students with access to safe modern classrooms and schools that reflect best practices and technology - ensuring students graduate career and college ready.
    • Demonstrates a thoughtful balance between hard data, demographic and enrollment projections, and the input from parents, patrons, staff and students.
    • Serves as a clear reflection of our community's commitment to high-quality neighborhood schools..
  • The bond would provide facility improvements for ALL 48 schools, plus major building projects for 22 schools.
  • The bond would put more than $155 million into 22 major capital projects, including building six new schools on their current sites, a new school in the Harris Ranch area, as well as expansion of the District's Professional-Technical Education center to offer Electrical, Plumbing and Heating-Air Conditioning job training classes.

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