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.
Facility Repair and Maintenance Worksheet
WHAT: Community Informational Meeting to Discuss Facility Concerns
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.
Tuesday, March 10, 5:30– 7:30 pm , Longfellow Cafeteria
Tours at 4:30, 4:45 & 5:00
Tours start from the Office: 1101 6th Ave. S.
Wednesday, March 25, 5:30-7:30 pm , GFHS Auditorium Tours at 4:30, 4:45 & 5:00
Tours start from the Main Campus Office: 1900 2nd Ave. S.
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
Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – District Offices Building
Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:30 pm – District Offices Building
Monday, June 15, 2015, 5:30 pm – District Offices Building
June 15, 2015 Facilities Work Session PowerPoint
Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 5:30 pm – District Offices Building
July 14, 2015 Facilities Work Session West Elem. Options
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 5:30 pm – District Offices Building
August 4, 2015 Facilities Work Session Cabinet Recommendation
Monday, August 17, 2015, 5:30 pm – District Offices Building
August 17, 2015 Facilities Work Session CMR PowerPoint
Monday, August 31, 2015, 4:00 pm – District Offices Building
August 31, 2015 Facilities Work Session Agenda
Monday, November 2, 2015, 5:00 pm – Great Falls High School Woodshop Room/Industrial Technology Building
November 2, 2015 Facilities Work Session Agenda
Monday, December 21, 2015, 5:30 pm – District Offices Building
December 21, 2015 Facilities Work Session PowerPoint
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 5:30 pm – District Offices Building
For more information, contact Superintendent Lacey at 406-268-6001
Property Tax Relief Info
Property Tax Assistance Application
Elderly Homeowner/Renter Credit Application
For additional information, please call (866) 859-2254 or (406) 444-6900
Facility Bond Levy Information
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.
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.
Steps to figure out individual tax impact.
- Step 1: Go to the website: http://itax.tylertech.com/cascademt/
- Step 2: Type in the last name of the property owner – hit search and choose the correct property parcel from the list by clicking on the parcel number.
- Step 3: The tax statement details will come up. In the 2015 Section there are two figures. These include the Market Value and the Taxable Value. See below.
- Step 4: Under the “2015 Value”, find the “Taxable Value” amount.
- Step 5: Insert the “Taxable Value” amount into Yellow box in the Bond Calculator below.
Elementary Formula: Current Taxable Amount x .02152 = Annual Tax Impact
High School Formula: Current Taxable Amount x .02682 = Annual Tax Impact
Please note: The calculations may change in August due to the re-appraisal process by the State. Calculations are for residential property only.