Some FAQs about the Bond Issue 

1. What is bond issue proposing?

New Apple Valley and Summitview Elementary Schools on their current property and a completely modernized West Valley Junior High School.

 

2. How much will it cost?

An increase of $1.58 per 1,000 of assessed valuation would mean $158.00 annual increase for a 100,000 home.

If the bond passes, the state will match $21 million in state funds.

 

3. When would the schools be completed?

If the Bond Issue is approved on February 14, 2017, the estimated time for occupation would be as follows:

Apple Valley Elementary – August/September, 2019.

Summitview Elementary – August/ September, 2019.

West Valley Junior High School – August/September, 2020

4. Why do we need two new elementary schools and a remodeled Junior High?

 

5. Additional Reasons

  • The only funding available for capital improvements to our schools is through bond measures.
  • West Valley has not passed a bond since 2006. As time passes, the cost to replace these schools increases drastically because of inflation, as well as the increasing prevailing wage for state construction projects.
  • A number of students in boundary areas for overcrowded schools are attending other schools, causing those schools to reach their capacity as well.
  • Four new multi-family apartments are currently being considered for West Valley. That could mean as many as 1,400 new students in West Valley by 2020.

6. Where can I learn more?

wvsd208.org or the West Valley Citizen's for Better Schools Facebook page.

7. KNDU/KNDO television put together three videos that are also informative:

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/category/189473/video-center?
clipId=12943883&autostart=true

http://www.kndu.com/category/189473/video-center?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=12949286

http://www.kndu.com/category/189473/video-center?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=12949290

Posted by WVSD On 19 January, 2017 at 9:44 AM