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BOND 2013 Election Day November 5th. SMART School BOND 2013 November 5 th Ballot Proposal Bond proposal for facility & site improvements to address student.

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1 BOND 2013 Election Day November 5th

2 SMART School BOND 2013 November 5 th Ballot Proposal Bond proposal for facility & site improvements to address student learning, technology, health, enrollment growth, safety and security at our schools Proposal will not increase the current millage rate Total program is $76 million

3 SMART School BOND 2013 Last Bond Approved By Voters Needs Addressed- Overcrowding & Technology $150 Million Four New Schools Additions At Three High Schools Technology/Electrical Infrastructure A Look Back Promises Made, Promises Kept!

4 SMART School BOND 2013 District Finances  Over the last five years - 8.1% reduction in state funding $9,082/pupil $8,332/pupil  $4.9 million reduction in funding for our most at-risk students The State of Michigan is not investing in our schools!

5 SMART School BOND 2013 Why a Bond Now? 1.Need to enhance school security Recent tragic events have heightened the need for security at all schools across the country Technology currently available in the marketplace can enhance security 2.Accommodate Enrollment Growth 25 consecutive years Gained more than 6,000 students 2,060 student increase since % reduction in state funding

6 SMART School BOND 2013 Why a Bond Now? 3.Need for updated Technology and to meet State requirements for on-line testing of all students 4.Aging Bus Inventory No bus purchases in 4 years Average age of bus 9 years Useful life of a bus is 10 years High cost to maintain aging fleet

7 SMART School BOND 2013 Why a Bond Now? 5.Up-keep of Aging Buildings Past practice - annual commitment of $4-5 million in buildings & buses Today- spend reactively on emergencies only

8 SMART School BOND 2013 S =Security M =Modifications A =Additions R =Renovations T =Technology & Transportation All Scho ols Bene fit

9 SMART School BOND 2013 S = Security Video Cameras Electronic Locking Systems Buzzer Entry System Video Monitors in office

10 SMART School BOND 2013 M = Modifications All schools will benefit Projects such as: Roofs Site work (playgrounds, parking lots) Windows Lockers Carpet Furniture & Equipment Will ensure safety, health, accessibility and suitability of learning environments for all students!

11 SMART School BOND 2013 A = Additions Geer Park 6 Classrooms & Gym Henry Ford 10 Classrooms River Oaks 6 Classrooms & Gym Bus drop-off lane William Ford 6 Classrooms Bryant Science Room & Corridor Link Woodworth Cafeteria Enrollme nt gains of more than 6,000 students !

12 SMART School BOND 2013 R = Renovations Snow Elementary Existing locker rooms to science labs and exterior corridor enclosure Maple Elementary Pool remodel, new flooring in several rooms including multi-purpose room, replace and add lockers Henry Ford Elementary Existing locker rooms to science labs, exterior corridor enclosure, major restoration of classrooms and ancillary areas in original building Whitmore-Bolles Elementary Relocation/remodeling of main office for security

13 SMART School BOND 2013 Bryant Middle Auditorium ceiling remodeling Smith Middle Auditorium remodeling Dearborn HS New air conditioning in auditorium, vocal and instrumental rooms, auditorium sound system, door replacement Edsel Ford HS Selective A/C replacement, athletic field team room Fordson HS Selective A/C and lighting replacement, athletic field team room R = Renovations

14 SMART School BOND 2013 T = Technology 7,000 computers (3,500 every 5 years) Upgrades to equipment & licenses District–wide wireless Prepare district for State required on-line testing

15 SMART School BOND 2013 T = Transportation 30 new buses to replace aging fleet No increase to student bussing

16 SMART School BOND 2013 Taxpayer Impact No Tax Increase ZERO INCREASE TO CURRENT MILLAGE RATE

17 SMART School BOND 2013 Important Dates Absentee Ballots AvailableSaturday, Sept. 21, 2013 Final Day to Register to VoteMonday, October 7, 2013 Last Day to Vote AbsenteeMonday, Nov. 4, 2013 Election DayTuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 Registration and Absentee Applications are available at District website- State website-

18 SMART School BOND 2013 In Summary… Benefits of Bond 2013 Strengthens school safety and security

19 SMART School BOND 2013 In Summary… Benefits of Bond 2013 Protects the taxpayers’ investment in our schools by upgrading aging infrastructure

20 SMART School BOND 2013 In Summary… Benefits of Bond 2013 Enhances technology district-wide, offering state-of- the-art learning opportunities for our students

21 SMART School BOND 2013 In Summary… Benefits of Bond 2013 Preserves our limited general fund dollars 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 proceeds cannot be used for operational expenses or staff salaries

22 SMART School BOND 2013 In Summary… Benefits of Bond 2013 ZERO increase to the current millage rate

23 Questions For more information-www.dearbornschools.org or iblog.dearbornschools.org/2013bond/


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