Hallsville School District Bond Measure (August 2012)

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A Hallsville School District Bond Measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the Hallsville school district area which is in Boone County.

This measure was defeated because it did not get the four-sevenths majority needed to be approved.

  • YES 792 (53.3%)
  • NO 694 (46.7%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure was the second attempt by the school district to pass a bond in the amount of $4.3 million in order to pay for new buildings, facility upgrades and renovations. The first attempt by the school was in April, 2012 and failed to pass by around 60 votes. School officials noted that the needs of the schools are the same and that they were looking into engaging the community more in the run up to the election so that voters would be better informed. Some of the buildings in the district are old and even with renovations would not be up to code, therefore school officials are hoping the bond will get approved so students can have modern facilities to go to class in.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the Board of Education of the Hallsville R-IV School District of Boone County, Missouri, borrow money in the amount of Four Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,300,000), for the purpose of providing funds for the site development, construction, equipping, furnishing of science classrooms, fine arts classrooms and auditorium, strength and conditioning facilities at high school, and a classroom wing and a new gymnasium at the primary school; to demolish the original high school building; to the extent funds are available, complete remodeling and repair improvements to the existing facilities of the District; and issue bonds for the payment thereof resulting in an estimated increase to the debt service property tax levy of $0.32 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation? If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the School District is estimated to increase from $1.06, currently, to $1.38 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.[3][4]


  1. Boone County Clerk, August Election Results
  2. Columbia Daily Tribune, "Hallsville schools trying again with bond issue," June 9, 2012
  3. Boone County Clerk, Notice of August Election
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.