Pro Fort Mill school bond referendum yard signs are beginning to pop up in home owner yards. If you have not heard, The Fort Mill School District put together a $226 million bond package which is up for a vote on May 5th 2015. The bond would fund:
New Middle and High School $165.2M
Technology, Land for future school growth, and existing school renovations $43.7M
Admin training and warehousing space, school buses, and a sports/aquatics center $18.7M
So why is the money needed? It’s estimated the district’s enrollment will grow from 13,000 to 20,000 students in just a few years. Student enrollment will exceed capacity in 2017 because of exploding new home growth in our area. A large elementary enrollment is currently rising through the grade levels
in which Middle schools will exceed capacity in 2017 and High school enrollment will exceed capacity in 2019.
If the bond passes on May 5, 2105, how will it impact local homeowners? The bond will be financed over 20 years. The tax impact will be 30.5 Mils on real and personal property or approx. $277 per year on average house assessment.
If you want to learn more about the School District Bond Referendum:
A second community forum is planned Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 7:00 at Forest Hill Church, which is located behind Lowes Home Improvement, across from Baxter.
Our second Community Forum is being held this upcoming Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 at Forest Hill Church, which is…
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The Fort Mill Times has writteen several articles, with the most recent at http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/community/fort-mill-times/article19077744.html