Presentation on theme: "Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Farmington Public Schools BOND PROPOSAL August 6, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Farmington Public Schools BOND PROPOSAL August 6, 2013
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! August 6 th Ballot Proposal Improvements at all K-12 schools Program focus: – safety and security – upgrades to learning environments – technology enhancements – infrastructure upgrades
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! How was this plan developed? The Facilities Forward Steering Committee (FFSC) was formed to develop a vision for 21st Century learning and a plan for educational facilities to support that vision Board approved placing a $222 million bond proposal on the August 6, 2013 ballot The Capital Finance Planning Task Team took the Vision Recommendation of the FFSC and developed the most appropriate funding structure for achieving the Vision; a community survey was conducted 2009 2010 2012 2013 A Facilities Assessment was conducted that identified more than $100 million in infrastructure needs across district buildings Four schools were closed and redistricting occurred to align student enrollment with school capacity
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! What is Driving the Program? Providing a safe and secure environment for our students is the Districts top priority. Students need access to technology tools to prepare them with critical skills demanded by colleges and employers. Students deserve highly functional learning environments that support critical thinking and interactive learning activities. We need to maintain the communitys investment by addressing the infrastructure needs of our aging facilities.
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Aging Facilities: 23 – 60 yrs. old School BuildingYear BuiltAge of Bldg. Beechview Elementary School196152 Forest Elementary School196746 Gill Elementary School195558 Highmeadow Common Campus196350 Hillside Elementary School199023 Kenbrook Elementary School195855 Lanigan Elementary School196548 Longacre Elementary School195954 Wood Creek Elementary School197043 Power Upper Elementary School196845 Warner Upper Elementary School197340 O.E. Dunckel Middle School195756 East Middle School196350 Farmington High School195360 Harrison High School197043 North Farmington High School196152
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Do Facilities Impact Student Performance? Research has shown that when children are educated in well-designed schools, outcome and performance are affected. Studies reveal the following positive outcomes: – Childrens standardized test scores increase between 5-17 points – 16 studies found fewer disciplinary incidents as building quality improved – More daylight in the learning environment resulted in 20% faster student understanding of math and 26% faster understanding of reading – Increased concentration on educational activities is achieved due to Improved air control Lighting Color selection Seating Space for individual, small group and large group work Space for collaboration among teachers and students Consistent and dependable thermal comfort – Technology assists students to access and manage information
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Four Major Areas of Focus
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Safety and Security Upgrades Keeping our students safe is one of the foremost priorities for the school district! Bond 2013 will upgrade safety and security at every K-12 school.
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Collaboration/Resource Center
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Collaboration/Resource Center
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Physical Education Upgrades General upgrades to P.E. spaces at various schools Auxiliary gym and pool at Harrison Replacement turf at high schools
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! High School Performing Arts Upgrades Built in 1970s Not addressed in prior bond programs Extension of the classroom Facilities should equal quality of our program Upgrades to lighting, acoustics, seating, stage, sound system, etc.
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! High School Performing Arts Upgrades
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Technology Enhancements Technology will be available anytime, anywhere to support 21 st Century teaching and learning and to help prepare our students with critical skills demanded by colleges and employers
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Technology Enhancements One-to-one computing for all students Interactive whiteboards or projectors in each classroom Classroom audio systems to improve teacher / student communication Modern security systems, including video surveillance and recording, central control, and district-wide access and card readers Video conferencing /distance learning centers
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Keep Dollars in the Classroom General Fund Learning Dollars General Fund Infrastructure Dollars With passage of the bond, general fund dollars for capital improvements can be reallocated back to classroom Bond money cannot be spent on operational expenses or staff compensation
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Bond 2013 Specific Features Beechview Elementary Forest Elementary Gill Elementary Highmeadow Common Campus Highmeadow Common Campus Hillside Elementary Kenbrook Elementary Lanigan Elementary Longacre Elementary Wood Creek Elementary Power Upper Elementary Warner Upper Elementary O.E. Dunckel Middle East Middle Farmington High School Harrison High School North Farmington High School North Farmington High School
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Construction Cost Allocation Beechview Elementary School$ 6,945,531 Forest Elementary School7,321,485 Gill Elementary School7,150,125 Highmeadow Common Campus5,580,020 Hillside Elementary School5,037,024 Kenbrook Elementary School7,229,980 Lanigan Elementary School6,489,785 Longacre Elementary School5,273,875 Wood Creek Elementary School7,047,060 Power Upper Elementary School11,053,533 Warner Upper Elementary School12,108,503 O.E. Dunckel Middle School10,407,768 East Middle School15,001,570 Farmington High School38,123,782 Harrison High School38,825,098 North Farmington High School28,947,315 Ten Mile Building (majority District Technology Infrastructure5,295,394 Central Office858,482 Maintenance701,563 Transportation 142,770 $219,540,663 Plus Bond Issuance Costs+ 3,446,736 Minus Interest Earned - 987,399 Total Bond Amount$222,000,000
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Debt Comparison District Sinking Fund Millage Bond Debt Millage Total SF & Bond Millage West Bloomfield1.25008.10009.3500 Novi0.49327.62788.1210 Rochester0.00006.7000 Livonia1.12004.60005.7200 Northville1.00004.30005.3000 Troy0.00004.9500 Walled Lake0.50004.06004.5600 Clarenceville4.50000.00004.5000 Plymouth-Canton0.00004.1000 Farmington (with 1.44 increase)0.00004.0000 Southfield0.00003.5000 Ann Arbor1.00002.45003.4500 Birmingham0.00003.4200 Farmington (current)0.00002.5600 Bloomfield Hills1.48340.95862.4420 Current Rate Proposed Rate
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Taxpayer Impact Based on 2012 figures from Assessors office, $118,600 = average home market value in Farmington, and $152,600 = average home market value in Farmington Hills Approx. market value of your property Taxable value of your property 1.44 mill annual increase Approximate monthly cost Approximate weekly cost $75,000$37,500$54.00$4.50$1.04 $100,000$50,000$72.00$6.00$1.38 $118,600*$59,300$85.39$7.12$1.64 $150,000$75,000$108.00$9.00$2.08 $152,600*$76,300$109.87$9.16$2.11 $200,000$100,000$144.00$12.00$2.77 $250,000$125,000$180.00$15.00$3.46 $350,000$175,000$252.00$21.00$4.85
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Bond Implementation Schedule Series 1 Series 2 Series 3 June 2014 Construction Start Construction 9 Elementary Schools & 1 Upper Elementary School / Safe & Secure Entries 1:1 Technology Devices for Teachers, HS, MS and UE Students; CAD and Tech Labs; TV Studio Infrastructure Upgrades 1 Elementary School / Complete Program 1 Upper Elementary / Complete Program 1 High School / Complete Program Technology Infrastructure Upgrades 1 Middle School / Safe & Secure Entry 1:1 Technology Devices for ES Students; Wireless Upgrade; Workstation Replacement (District-wide) Infrastructure Upgrades 4 Elementary Schools / Complete Program 1 Middle School / Complete Program 1 High School / Complete Program 1 Upper Elementary School & 1 Middle School / Safe & Secure Entries Infrastructure Upgrades 4 Elementary Schools / Complete Program 1 Middle School / Complete Program 1 Upper Elementary School / Complete Program 1 High School / Complete Program Technology Device Refreshers; Mobile Labs; Printers; Digital Copiers
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Community Advantages The value and vitality of a community rests on common perceptions of the quality of its schools Quality schools retain and attract students and families, which provides neighborhood stability and growth By using bond dollars for improvements, it allows us to put our dollars in the classroom and maintains our communitys investment
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Why Now? Our students need these learning advantages right here in their schools Lower labor costs Lower materials cost Interest rates may never be lower, thus minimizing the cost to taxpayers Delay is increasingly costly and compounds each year
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Ballot Language FARMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND PROPOSAL Shall the Farmington Public School District, County of Oakland, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed Two Hundred Twenty-Two Million Dollars ($222,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of making the following improvements: remodeling, equipping, furnishing, reequipping and refurnishing School District buildings, including classroom, safety and security, technology infrastructure and operational efficiency improvements; acquiring and installing technology equipment in the School District; constructing, furnishing and equipping additions to School District buildings; and improving sites, including playgrounds and refurbishment of athletic fields and courts in the School District? The estimated millage to be levied in 2013 to service this issue of bonds is 0.72 mills ($0.72 per $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds of this issue is 2.62 mills ($2.62 per $1,000 of taxable value). The bonds may be issued in multiple series, payable in the case of each series in not to exceed 25 years from the date of issue of such series.
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! Important Dates Registration forms are available in your school offices, your Clerks Office, or Secretary of State office, or on-line at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MIVoterRegistration_97046_7.pdf Absentee Ballots AvailableMonday June 3, 2013 Final Day to Register to VoteMonday July 8, 2013 Last Day to Vote by Absentee BallotMonday August 5, 2013 ELECTION DAY Tuesday August 6, 2013 7am - 8pm
Our Kids! Our Community! Our Future! For More Information Please visit the home page of the Districts web site at www.farmington.k12.mi.us for further information. www.farmington.k12.mi.us You can also e-mail your questions about the proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.