Issue 42 - The Basics

  • Issue 42 is the New Albany - Plain Local Schools request for a Permanent Improvement Levy that will last for only five years.

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    The ballot issue will appear on the ballot for the November 7, 2017 General Election.

    Five Years for $5.8 million

    Repair, replace, & maintain our school campus

    What's  Needed

    • Our school buildings, facilities and equipment support the learning of nearly 5,000 students.
    • The District needs to repair and replace safety/security equipment, roofs, heating and cooling, buses and technology infrastructure during the next five years.
    • With this levy the district can maintain the investment of the community in the campus at an annual cost of less than 1% of its value.  

    Why Now? 

    • 2.5 mills of the school district's debt service is ROLLING-OFF tax bills on January 1, 2018. This will SAVE taxpayers more than $7 per month per $100,000 of home valuation. 
    • Some of the district school buildings and assets are 20+ years old. 
    • The district must devote money to make critical repairs and replace assets over the next five years. 

    How Much Will It Cost?

    • The district is requesting 1.25 mills for five years of capital repairs and replacements which will cost taxpayers less than $4 per month per $100,000 of home valuation.    
    • The district would collect $1,172,815.59 annually over the next five years. This amount DOES NOT INCREASE even if property tax valuations rise.
    • By law, this five year "permanent improvement levy" can only be used for capital repairs and replacements. It will expire after five years.    

    Information presented at the Board Meeting on September 25, 2017

    Watch the Board Meeting video here



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