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Greenon Local School District voters will be asked to consider a combination bond issue and earned income tax on November 6 to ensure our students receive a high quality education that prepares them for the 21st century. This plan was developed with input from district residents, parents and community leaders.
WHAT IS THE PLAN?
- 21st Century educational environments for ALL Greenon students by building a new PK-6 school on the existing Indian Valley site and a new 7-12 school on the existing High School site.
- State will pay $22.5 million of the construction costs! Time is critical. This funding is only guaranteed this school year.
- Responsible funding — Comprehensive solution; One vote, two issues — construction bond issue and earned income tax will avoid dilemmas faced by districts that did not consider operating costs as part of their planning.
- It is more expensive to do NOTHING – a complete fix now with help from the state is less expensive than continued patching, repairing and renovating of our aging facilities without matching funds from the state.
- School designs that remember our past and embrace our future.
- Consolidating from four to two schools will improve educational facilities for students and save money.
- District will seek community input on future non-educational uses of Enon and Hustead Elementary Schools.
- The bond issue will be 6 mills; the earned income tax will be 0.75 percent.
- The bond issue will only cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $15.31 per month; the earned income tax, which DOES NOT tax pensions, Social Security or investment earnings, will be about $25 per month for every $40,000 in actively earned income.
WHAT WILL NEW SCHOOLS
MEAN FOR OUR STUDENTS?
ü Quality instructional spaces to ensure all students are career and college ready.
ü Up-to-date science labs and Vo-Ag classrooms.
ü New technology so students can compete in today’s job market.
ü Safe and secure schools.
ü Energy-efficient, cost-efficient facilities.
ü A place for community gatherings.