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Action Planning Process – February 2015 thru January 2016
DEAR COMMUNITY MEMBER: YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT NEEDS YOUR HELP!
FACT: The average age of all GFPS school buildings is 57 years old. FACT: All school buildings are in need of infrastructure repair. FACT: 80 GFPS elementary classrooms exceed Montana class size standards. FACT: GFPS enrollment is projected to increase over the next 10 years. FACT: The need for technology enhancements further strains infrastructure.
WHAT: Community Informational Meeting to Discuss Facility Concerns WHEN: Wednesday, February 25, 5:30-7:30, CMR Auditorium, 228 17th Ave. NW Tours of CMR will be held at 4:30, 4:45 and 5:00 starting from the CMR Office AGENDA: To discuss a) Increasing Enrollment/Building Capacities; b) Building Infrastructure Status; c) Preschool Opportunities; d) Technology; and e) Optimal Learning Environments
WHAT: Community Informational Meetings for Ideas to Address Facility Concerns WHEN: Monday, March 2, 5:30–7:30 pm, Roosevelt Gym Tours at 4:30, 4:45 & 5:00 Tours start from the Office: 2501 2nd Ave. N.
AGENDA: Same agenda for all three meetings. May attend one, two or all three meetings: a) To present facility related ideas that have been suggested by Cabinet and the Board; b) to gain ideas from participants; and c) to discuss pros and cons of ideas
Monday, March 30, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – District Offices Building
School Bond Election Costs and Calculator (See the information below)
Q: HOW MUCH WILL THE 2016 SCHOOL BOND COST A PROPERTY OWNER?
Great Falls Public Schools consists of an Elementary District and a High School District. There is a bond election amount designated for each district.
BASIC INFORMATION: An Elementary Bond of $45,907,033 which equates to approximately 21.52 mills annually. This levy is estimated to cost a homeowner approximately $29.05 per year on a home with a market value of $100,000. A High School Bond of $52,951,752 which equates to approximately 26.82 mills. This levy is estimated to cost a homeowner approximately $36.21 per year on a home with a market value of $100,000.
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