The Fox School District Wants Your Vote for $18.5 Million Bond
The school board is asking the community for funds to repair 30 year old buildings, improve the school's computer network and buy school buses.
The Fox School District has placed a $18,500,000 no tax increase bond issue on today’s ballot.
If passed, the bond issue would allow the district to buy technology equipment, repair and improve school buildings, buy furniture, purchase school buses and convert existing athletic facilities into multipurpose facilities. Click here for details on the bond issue and a list of projects.
Every building in the district would see improvements or repairs.
The Fox Board of Education stated in a letter to parents that the “need is clear” for the bond issue. “Many of our buildings have been in service for over 30 years. These older buildings are not energy efficient, are in need of repair, do not have infrastructure to support current instructional technology and do not provide students with an environment that is conductive to learning.”
The letter emphasized that the bond issue will not increase local taxes for residents.
Dr. Dianne Critchlow, Superintendent of Schools, addressed parents in a separate letter:
This year we will be asking you to extend your support on an August 7, 2012, NO Tax Increase, $18,500,000 Bond Issue to improve the learning conditions for all students. The district is now being challenged with many of our buildings requiring extensive repair and renovation. New technology needs to be acquired so our students can compete in this ever changing world.