CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
JULY 22, 2010
$3.85 million school bond goes to voters Sept. 2
After months of deliberation,
community workshop meetings and a certified telephone poll of the
Multiple studies and cuts
were made to reduce the
The net cost of the bond to taxpayers will be $2.375 million at a tax rate per $1,000 of .24 cents. Annual impact on a $100,000 property value without Homeowner’s Exemption would be $24 a year, and with Homeowner’s Exemption would be $12 a year.
The funds will be used for:
*Remodeling kitchen at Orofino Elementary School (OES).
*Bus turn-around at OES.
*Classroom additions at
Two projects, the addition of multi-purpose rooms at Orofino and Timberline, least favored in the survey, were cut from the plans.
In the telephone survey conducted by an educational consultant with Design West Architects, 74% of the respondents voted yes to remove current temporary classroom units and replace them with permanent educational energy efficient structures.
Fifty-nine percent approved the district’s overall performance in providing remodeling, updating, upgrading and maintaining the district-wide schools.
One of the strongest positive responses was to adding a new bus safety loading zone and parking area at OES. This received a 65% approval.
Sixty-two percent approved constructing additional classrooms at Timberline to replace the portables.
Remodeling the kitchen at OES received a 62% approval. About half of the respondents disapproved of building multi-purpose rooms at OHS and Timberline.
About half of the respondents
disapproved of constructing multi-purpose buildings at
Sixty-eight percent of the respondents were ages 55 plus and 94% owned their own homes.
Reasons for not participating in the survey were 19% not interested, 8% hung up, 5% were too busy to take the time, 21% said they did not do surveys and 11% had no children and would not respond.
Information on bond costs
The par amount of the 17-year bond is $3.85 million with net interest of $327,000.
Sinking fund earnings are $967,000 and levy equalization is $835,000. Bond issuance costs are $63,785. Bond type is QSCB.