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Rockwood School District Bond Measure (April 2012)

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A Rockwood School District Bond Measure was on the April 3, 2012 ballot in the Rockwood school district area which is in St. Louis County.

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

  • YES 7,579 (53.95%)
  • NO 6,470 (46.05%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $43.2 million and would not raise the current district property tax but rather just extend the current $.68 tax which goes towards paying off current bond debts. The bond money would have gone towards technology and infrastructure improvements, energy saving improvements as well as renovations and additions to current classrooms as needed throughout the district. The bond had originally been for a higher cost, but board members took out some proposed projects in order to make the bond as low as they could.[2] The main goals of the bond would have been to maintain safety at the schools as well as achievements of students.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the Rockwood R-6 School District, St. Louis County, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of Forty-Three Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($43,200,000) for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, renovating, repairing, improving, furnishing and equipping school sites, buildings and related facilities in the District, including (1) technology infrastructure and classroom technology, (2) safety and health measures, and (3) maintenance of current facilities by continuing to fund major capital repairs and improvements, resulting in no estimated increase in the debt service property tax levy? If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the school district is estimated to remain unchanged at sixty-eight cents ($0.68) per one hundred dollars assessed valuation of real and personal property.[4][5]

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