There are three educational ballot questions to vote on this fall:
Mill Levy to Increase Teacher and Staff Salaries
The first educational ballot question asks voters to approve a 1.231 mill levy override (a voter-approved property tax) salary increase.
Mill Levy to Fund the New School
The second educational ballot question asks voters to approve a 2.872 mill levy override (a voter-approved property tax) that will be used for ongoing expenses and needs at the new school. This mill levy will pay for new teachers and staff, as well as operational costs such as utilities and furniture.
$79.5M Bond to Build a New School and Improve Existing Ones
The third educational ballot question asks voters to approve a $75.5 million bond. $52.5 million of that will go towards building a new Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 school in Steamboat II. The remaining $27 million will be divided amongst the district schools for various “priority projects”, including:
- Soda Creek (8,000 sq ft expansion)
Four new classrooms replace trailers
Playground, drop off/pickup area
- Strawberry Park Elementary (3,750 sq ft expansion)
Additional classroom space, playground
Something new here
- SBS Middle School (4,000 sq ft expansion)
Additional science classrooms
- SBS High School (9,000 sq ft expansion)
Adds classroom space for 100-150 students
Adds specialized STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) classrooms
How much will this cost me?
If all three ballot measures pass, the residential homeowner will pay only $17.01 per month for every $500,000 of assessed value.
If all three ballot measures pass, the commercial property owner will pay only $70.91 per month for every $500,000 of assessed value.