Welcome to the
Back to School Night 2019
Session #1 = 5:30 – 6:00
Gym = 6:05 – 6:25
Session #2 = 6:30 - 7:00
Drew Francis – Principal
Presentation can be found on KES Website
Programing Capacity remains at 375.
The D38 Board of Education is looking at placing a single purpose bond initiative on the November ballot for a new elementary school.
This presentation provides factual information regarding the potential bond.
This potential bond provides the opportunity to further support our community by enhancing the educational experience provided to our students.
When BCES was built in 2001, the land to the west of the school was prepared for a future elementary school.
Last year, a group of educators, administrators, and community members worked with CRP Architects to create an elementary school plan that could be used for the Jackson Creek site.
If D38 is able to utilize two middle schools – both middle schools would serve 6-8 grade students.
Elementary schools would serve K-5 grade students.
These numbers are from the Metrostudy presentation at the April Board Meeting.
No tax increase for the average Tri-Lakes homeowner ($400,000 - $800
$35 per month for average Tri-Lakes business owner ($400,000)
Whether or not a potential bond measure (which would fund a new elementary school and address current overcrowding) passes, property taxes earmarked for Tri-Lakes area education funding are going down.
Many factors contribute to the potential 2019 D38 bond ballot measure being cost neutral for Tri-Lakes area homeowner ($400,000). The District’s debt on Prairie Winds Elementary School and Palmer Ridge High School has decreased.
The assessed valuation on area homes has increased (homes are worth more) which causes an increase in property taxes.
There are new homes in the area which means the tax base has increased.
Additionally, the D38 school board is exploring a very conservative bond proposal.
D38 is a huge draw for many home buyers.
A strong school district directly impacts home values.
“Data from Metrostudy and school district rankings from Niche.com suggest there is truth to the commonly held belief that home prices in top-rated U.S. school districts are higher than neighboring areas. On average, housing prices in counties with highly rated school districts were 25.09% higher than state averages.” September 2018 https://www.metrostudy.com/top-school-districts-see-higher-home-prices/