Columbia School District Bond Measure (April 2012)
This measure was approved
- YES 8,660 (61.05%)
- NO 5,525 (38.95%)
This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $50 million in order to pay for school construction projects, renovation and equipping projects in the district. Since it was approved, the levy paid by residents will also increase by $.12 in order to pay for the bond money. A new elementary school, children learning center and facility upgrades are all projects which will benefit from the bond money.
The Columbia Chamber of Commerce gave its support behind this measure, noting that the district continues to grow and the need for additional revenues also continue to grow.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Shall The School District of Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of Fifty Million Dollars ($50,000,000) for the purpose of acquiring and developing sites for school buildings and acquiring, constructing, improving, extending, repairing, remodeling, renovating, furnishing and equipping new and existing school facilities, including, without limitation, acquiring and developing sites for and constructing new elementary schools, renovating and constructing additions to existing buildings, roof replacement, and transportation facility site improvements? If this proposition is approved, the debt service levy of the school district is estimated to increase by approximately 12 cents, from $0.8019 to $0.9219, per $100 of assessed valuation of real and personal property.|
- Columbia Daily Tribune, "Voters asked to give more to schools," April 1, 2012
- Columbia Daily Tribune, "Candidates favor schools' bond, tax levy," March 12, 2012
- The Missourian', "School District bond issue helps raise funds for construction expenses," March 8, 2012
- The Missourian, "Columbia Public Schools to update facilities through bond issues," February 1, 2012
- The Columbia Tribune, "Board OKs collective bargaining, ballot issues," January 9, 2012
- Boone County Clerk, April Election Results
- The Missourian, "School board puts tax levy increase, bond proposal on April ballot," January 9, 2012
- Columbia Tribune, "Chamber supports 2 tax issues for schools," March 17, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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