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40,821 students in 35 schools 7 th largest of 195 school systems in Georgia (9 th last year) 3 rd fastest growing school district in U.S., 2005-2010 Growing.

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2 40,821 students in 35 schools 7 th largest of 195 school systems in Georgia (9 th last year) 3 rd fastest growing school district in U.S., Growing at 1,700 new students a year Ranked 179 out of 195 school systems for total per pupil expenditures Lowest in metro-Atlanta, $7,157 (FY13) Lowest millage rate in metro-Atlanta Highest Graduation Rate among Georgia’s 20 largest districts Highest district SAT score in Georgia

3 Academics and Accountability/CTAE Special Education Renovations and Improvements $1,400,000 $500,000 $31,286,996 School Safety Technology $2,000,000 $17,300,000

4 Transportation Additions and Modifications Elementary: Middle: High: New Construction Middle School #10 (projected 2016): High School #7 (projected 2018): Land for New Schools These are proposed projects. All costs are proposed estimates. * Earn $52,829,411 in state funding $ 9,000,000 $4,972,800 $16,679,422 $60,041,300 $31,508,893 $56,640,000 $16,500,000

5 Bond: 1992, 1995, 1999 and 2005 SPLOST:1997*, 2001, 2006* and 2011 By 2019, the district will have only one outstanding bond issue. Another option for funding is state monies. Using the Facilities Plan, FCS qualifies for $52,829,411. However, this does not cover all needs. *Bonds issued

6 If the May 20, 2014 bond is APPROVED by voters: Funds would be available fall, 2014 and work would begin on projects at existing schools continuing until The financing for this bond is structured to not increase the bond debt millage rate as long as SPLOST is extended by voters. If the May 20, 2014 bond is NOT APPROVED by voters the proposed projects, including improvements to existing schools, school safety, technology and growth may not be completed. Projected 2018 Enrollment: 48,929

7 Last question on the ballot! April 28 – May 9 (M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm) Forsyth County Administrative Building May 10 (9 am – 4 pm) May (M/W/F 8 am-5 pm and Tu/Th 8 am to 7 pm) Forsyth County Administrative Building Cumming City Hall Hampton Park Library Sharon Springs Park Community Building Midway Park Community Building

8 Visit Voter Information Monday, April 21 last day to register to vote Voting Day: Tues., May 20 (7 am–7 pm) at voter designated precincts Bond Information PowerPoint, handout and video Project details Enrollment Information Financial Information


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