School Bond Issue
PROPOSITION K.I.D.S. 2023 Bond Issue Information
Passing this bond issue will allow the Ash Grove R-IV School District to ...
build 24,515 additional square feet to Ash Grove Elementary
add six new classrooms and additional restrooms
expand outdoor learning spaces
expand areas for outside therapies
build a FEMA style safe room/ gymnasium that will hold the entire Ash Grove School campus and community members in case of an emergency
WHY Ash GROVE ELEMENTARY NEEDS THIS ADDITION...
because Ash Grove Elementary has outgrown their current facility
students are currently walking outside to Music, Physical Education, Art, Therapies, and speech
FEMA style safe room/gymnasium, provides a safe space for students in case of an emergency instead of hallways and can be open to community members during non school hours
OFFICIAL BALLOT LANGUAGE
Shall the Board of Education of the Ash Grove R-IV School District, Missouri, borrow money in the amount of Nine Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($9,400,00) for the purpose of providing funds for the site development, construction, equipping, and furnishing of additional restrooms, classroom space and a gymnasium to Ash Grove Elementary (that will also function as a safe room for the entire Ash Grove Campus); to the extent funds are available, complete other remodeling, repairs, and improvements to the existing facilities of the District; and issue general obligation bonds for the payment thereof resulting in an estimated increase to the debt service property tax levy of $0.3000 per hundred dollars of assessed valuation?
COMPARISON OF AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVIES
Ash Grove R-IV Schools has one the lowest total tax levy of the surrounding districts in Southwest Missouri.
District Total Tax Levy
Walnut Grove $4.5370
Ash Grove $3.6488
IF THIS PROPOSITION IS APPROVED, THE ADJUSTED DEBT SERVICE LEVY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ESTIMATED TO INCREASE FROM $0.6978 TO $0.9978 PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS OF ASSESSED VALUATION OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY.