WHY DO DISTRICTS ISSUE NEW BONDS?
It can be viewed as a line of credit to fulfill facilities needs and community wants. For example, bonds may fund additions, facility reservations and bigger ticket items that cannot be covered from the general budget.
WHAT PROJECTS DOES THIS BOND PROPOSAL INCLUDE?
The proposed bond projects include a bus area in front of Airport High School, tennis courts, Performing Arts Center, auxiliary gym, concessions stand/indoor restrooms, updated football/track stadium and elevator and new classrooms at Wagar Middle School, and other infrastructure updates.
HOW DID AIRPORT SCHOOLS DECIDE ON THE DOLLAR AMOUNT AND PROJECT LIST?
After determining its needs, the district balanced the requested increase with the amount taxpayers currently pay. It also considered the amount neighboring communities pay in taxes for their neighboring schools.
HOW MUCH DEBT DOES THIS PROPOSAL ADD?
2.85 mills (estimated)
WHEN IS THE BOND ELECTION?
Election Day is May 2, 2023. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CAN I VOTE WITH AN ABSENTEE BALLOT?
Yes, you can register for an absentee ballot by clicking here.
CAN THE MONEY BE USED FOR OTHER SCHOOL EXPENSES?
No. The funds can only be used for the specific uses listed in the ballot language. These funds cannot be used for employee salaries, school supplies or athletics.