Ellicott School District Bond Measure (November 2011)
This measure was approved
- YES 520 (56.52%)
- NO 390 (42.48%)
This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $2.3 million in order to pay for construction of a new middle school, pre-school and administrative building as well as make upgrades to technology and energy efficiency in the facilities.
School officials noted that the district already has a state construction grant in the amount of $15.8 million, but they need this bond measure approved in order to keep those state funds. Officials noted that it was a great deal, residents will only pay a fraction of the cost of the new buildings, but they will be state of the art and would replace the current aging facilities. The tax property assessment has been reduced, so local taxes would not increase with this new bond, they would just remain the same.