May 2, 2017 Bond Issue

Frequently Asked Questions

What would the May 2 Bond Issue fund and where? 

Our plan is to construct a new PK-12 school, with separated learning environments for older and younger students. 

The school will be located at the current site of the Indian Valley School.

The district’s competitive outdoor athletic facilities will remain at the current site of Greenon Jr./Sr. High. This decision was made to limit the financial impact on taxpayers by not asking for full replacement of these facilities in addition to the school construction cost.

The Board of Education chose to pursue new construction of a PK-12 school after extensive community engagement efforts, including cost analysis of new construction and the costs associated with multiple school campuses. 

Why is the district asking voters to approve a bond issue May 2?

New facilities will allow us to prepare students for the demands of the changing world. Providing modern learning environments, with technology at the core of everything we do, is challenging in the constraints of our buildings.

Fully integrated safety and security technology, allowing school leaders improved ability to control access to visitors and lock down the school in times of emergency.  

New schools enhance community property values as the excellence of our schools continues to attract great families and great residents.

New facilities allow us the ability to attract and retain the area’s top teaching talent.

When is the vote and when would a new facility open? 

The local bond issue will be voted on during the General Election on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

When the bond issue passes in May, the likeliest timeline for opening the building is the Fall of the 2021-2022 school year.

How would the Bond Issue affect taxes? 

The May 2nd bond issue is for 6.98 mills.

The added monthly cost for a $100,000 property will be $20.33. For seniors with a Homestead exemption the added cost is less than this total.

How much would it cost to build a new facility?

The overall budget is $54 million.

The State of Ohio will contribute $18 Million.

We will contribute $36 Million.

This calculation is determined by the State of Ohio and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and is based on local property values and number of enrolled students.

What will happen to...?

The High School Building? The school will be replaced by the new facility and will be demolished, with the outdoor athletic facilities remaining on the site. Extensive community engagement efforts will follow passage of the bond issue to determine the best way to use the space for community benefit.

Enon Primary? The school will be replaced by the new facility and can either be sold or demolished by the district.

Indian Valley School? The school will be replaced by the new facility and will be demolished. At the current time, the plan is for the school to remain open during construction, with the utmost importance being placed on student safety. The building’s gymnasium will be retained and incorporated in the design of the new school.