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1 Presented: August 6, 2009 Independence School District Making a Commitment to Our Childrens Education Presented: August 6, 2009 Independence School District Making a Commitment to Our Childrens Education

2 Efficient use of Bond/Levy Funds 2003 to present: $52 million spent on improvements 22 District buildings received improvements and over 722 projects were completed with the 2003 Bond/Levy Funds

3 Security Improvements Cameras/Keyless Entry Interior Systems Fire Alarm Systems Emergency Lighting Systems

4 Green Technology Improvements Replaced HVAC Systems Increased Energy Efficiency by improving Electrical Mechanical Plumbing Systems

5 Benton Elementary School Property Acquisition Parking Lots/Driveways Playgrounds Plumbing & Electrical Security Alarm Systems

6 Procter Elementary School Driveway/Parking Lot Expansions 5 Classroom Additions Security Alarm Systems Plumbing & Electrical Kitchen Renovation

7 Bridger Middle School New Gymnasium Bleachers Phone System Security Alarm Systems New Drop Ceilings in Hallways Renovated Gymnasium Lockers, Restrooms, Tile and Floor

8 William Chrisman High School Driveways/Parking Lots Roof Replacement Floor Covering Replacement Drop Ceilings in Hallways and Classrooms Furniture

9 New Transportation Building Moved from Leasing to Owning State-of–the-Art Facility 8 Bays for Mechanics Indoor Wash Bay

10 Facilities Oversight Committee previously identified over $200,000, in District projects Aging buildings HVAC Systems Continued Needs

11 Recent Growth As our community grows the needs of our District increase Continued increase in enrollment at various schools throughout the District Current trends show a consistent increase in enrollment K through 3 rd grade levels 70% of our elementary schools are currently at or over capacity 2008 annexation of 6 new schools and over 2600 new students to the District Community Expansion Jackson Drive Independence Business Incubator

12 Capacity Levels by Elementary Schools Based on Current Enrollment Numbers

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14 Community Shows Support Bond Survey Results Percentage of Citizens in favor of bond on November Ballot Patrons Employee ICED Community Presentations (Phone) (Online) (Online) (Paper) 73% 90% 72.8% 85% - An independent firm conducted both patron phone survey and employee online survey. - Independence Council of Economic Development surveyed all e-newsletter subscribers.

15 Bond Survey Results- Option A,B, or C Option A Option BOption C Patrons (Phone Survey) 48% 68% 55% Employee (Online Survey) 66% 84% 66% ICED (Online Survey) 25% 34% 41% Community ( Paper Survey) 57% 57% 61% Facility Oversight Committee Approved An independent firm conducted both patron phone survey and employee online survey. Independence Council of Economic Development conducted an online survey to all e- newsletter subscribers. Community Paper Survey was conducted throughout community during presentations. A sampling of 70% of patrons were surveyed exclusively on Option A and B. Facility Oversight Committee approved the motion to move forward with preference of Option C.

16 2009 Bond Issue The Independence School District has placed an $85 million bond issue on the November 2009 ballot. This will provide vital funding for remodeling, renovation, and new construction for schools across our District. 0% interest bonds Save District millions in interest payments Ability to pay off leases which saves 2 million from operating fund to better allow us to take care of faculty & staff in the future

17 Projects There will be two new elementary schools placed in our District, one on the west side and one on the east side. There will be considerable funds leftover to spread throughout the District for exciting improvements including: Renovations at many buildings Additions to select schools throughout the District Safety and technology improvements Upgraded HVAC Systems

18 2010 Levy Amounts Per School District School DistrictsOperating Levy Debt Service Levy Total Independence Blue Springs Fort Osage Lees Summit Liberty North Kansas City Raytown

19 Cost to Homeowner Home ValueCost Per MonthCost Per Year $50,000.00$1.19$14.28 $100,000.00$2.38$28.56 $200,000.00$4.76$57.12

20 Educational Impact Decreased class size in elementary schools Two new elementary schools and additions at select schools Improved learning environments Remove some mobile units and add space in schools for children to be inside buildings HVAC Systems Appropriate heating & cooling for students, faculty and staff Enhanced technology for classrooms

21 Interest Free Opportunity Zero Percent Interest FREE Bonds Save the District millions in interest payments! Interest Free Bonds Interest Savings $10,000,000.00$5,500, $20,000,000.00$12,000, $30,000,000.00$18,000,000.00

22 Economic Impact Support Local Economy Placement of 1200 to 1500 local construction jobs! Every 1 construction job creates 4.3 jobs in our community Resource: Planned Industrial Expansion Authority

23 Community Endorsements Chamber of Commerce Independence Council for Economic Development Kansas City Building and Trade Unions

24 Significant Benefits for Our Students and Community! The projects will have an enormous economic impact in the region, while positively affecting the health, wellness, and education of tens of thousands of students for decades to come in the Independence School District.

25 General Information Election Day: November 3, 2009 Absentee Voting: 215 North Liberty, You can vote now Office is open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm – Monday thru Friday Open two Saturdays prior to Election Day – October 24 & 31 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

26 General Information Approval A majority vote of 4/7 ths is needed to pass the bond issue Tax Levy Effective Date December 2010 For more information visit

27 Bond Questions or Comments


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