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Proposed Benjamin 25 Improvements

Capital Projects Overview
 
Safety & Security Improvements $2.5 million
  • Improve front door access and security at Evergreen School
  • Repair / replace playgrounds and parking lots
  • Repair / replace non-working windows
 
Educational Improvements $2.5 million
  • Upgrade science labs
  • Upgrade student technology devices and related infrastructure
  • Upgrade student furniture & convert small gym to multipurpose room
 
Facility Maintenance $1.9 million
  • Repairs to roofs
  • Classroom sink upgrades to meet current code
  • Upgrade classroom lighting to LED
 
Taxpayer Impact
  • To Commit And Re-invest in Education at Benjamin District 25 will require the passage of a referendum in April 2017.
  • The Board is considering an increase to our Debt Service Extension Base to $997,500 per year.
  • With old bonds retiring, the actual impact to the Debt Service Tax Rate on our real estate tax bills will decrease from 0.588 in 2017 to 0.494 in 2018.
  • Thus, we can fund our needs and on this line item of the tax bill, see an estimated annual reduction of $73 for a home valued at $250,000.