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2017 Coldwater Community Schools Bond Proposal Information Vote on November 7th

HOW WILL THE BOND BENEFIT OUR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY?

  • Addresses our highest priority needs.
  • Reduces operational cost.
  • Improves traffic flow.
  • Reduces energy usage and maintenance costs.
  • Updates technology & furnishings.
  • Replaces Lakeland with a modern, safe, energy efficient structure.
  • Accommodates growth.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

  • The School Board is asking for approval of a $29.75 million bond for 1.44 mills for 29.25 years.

WHY DO WE NEED A NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL?

  • Lakeland Elementary School is nearly 60 years old, at nearly 100% capacity, and in need of over $8 million in upgrades.
  • Community members have requested that we move the 4/5 building into town, plan for the future, and accommodate our growth.
  • Moving the 4/5 building adjacent to Coldwater High School, Legg Middle School, and the Browne Aquatic Center will reduce busing and parent drop-off times, provide educational benefits, and will eliminate instructional time lost due to staff traveling between buildings.
  • The new building will provide a modern, safe teaching environment that will better meet the needs of all our students.

IS OUR STUDENT POPULATION INCREASING?

  • Yes it is! We consulted a demographics expert, and our total school population is expected to grow by 3% in the next five years.
NEW 4/5 BUILDING

NEW 4/5 BUILDING

  • New 2-story building to be built on Western Ave., across from Legg Middle School and the Browne Aquatic Center
  • Separate bus loop, delivery area, and visitor/event parking for student safety
  • Playground
  • Technology
  • Furnishings
NEW LITTLE LEAGUE DIAMONDS

NEW LITTLE LEAGUE DIAMONDS

  • Owned and constructed by the City of Coldwater on the west end of Heritage Park
LEGG MIDDLE SCHOOL

LEGG MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Mechanical and electrical upgrades
  • Energy management system
  • Technology
  • Furnishings
COLDWATER HIGH SCHOOL

COLDWATER HIGH SCHOOL

  • Partial roof replacement
  • Remodel locker rooms and showers
  • Replace corridor lockers
  • Door, frames, and hardware replacement
  • New bus/buses
JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY

JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY

  • Partial roof replacement
  • Technology
  • Furnishings
MAX LARSEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MAX LARSEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Technology
  • Furnishings

IMPACT TO HOMEOWNERS

A property tax increase of 1.44 mill would generate $29.75 million for a new 4/5 building and improvements across all buildings in the district. A few examples of yearly and monthly property tax increases are shown in the above graphic. We have prepared a tax calculator to allow you to determine the impact on your own property tax bill.

WHEN DO WE VOTE?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 7 AM to 8 PM.

WHERE DO WE VOTE?

Residents of the City of Coldwater (all wards) will vote at the Dearth Community Center. Residents of Algansee, Batavia, Bethel, Butler, California, Coldwater, Girard, Kinderhook, and Union Townships will vote at their respective township halls. Residents of Ovid Township will vote at the Coldwater Lake Association Building. Residents of Quincy Township will vote at the Quincy Village Office.

HOW DO I LEARN MORE?

Superintendent Terry Boguth is available to meet with community members in person or by phone at 517-279-5910. She may also be reached via email at bogutht@ccscards.org. Information on facility needs and future facility planning is also available.

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