This coming April the voters of the Kingsville R-1 School District will have the opportunity to vote to approve a No-Tax Increase bond issue that will provide the district funds for capital projects and improvements.
This can be for up to $2.2 million dollars. School Superintendent Jay Fleeman emphasized the bond will not increase current tax rates for the district.
“We take our district tax rates very seriously and have not raised them since August of 2010,” he said. “Considering how much the assessed valuation (property values) of our community has risen in recent years, we hope that these efforts are not unnoticed.” If passed, the bond allows for the use of these funds strictly for capital projects and improvements, (i.e. construction projects, building repairs, etc.) Continued Fleeman, “Throughout the next few months, we will make efforts to provide information to keep all updated on what projects we intend to use the funds for. We will use our school website (www.kingsville.k12.mo.us) to post information when there are relevant updates.”
Superintendent Fleeman noted a survey has been sent out to the district’s staff and to the families of students in hopes of receiving feedback from them. “We value their opinions, feedback, and suggestions of how we can continue to improve and grow our district for our kids and community,” he stated.
To complete the survey individuals should type in (or copy and paste) the following link to their internet browser.
https://forms.gle/Qc59xwFiVuZ7gQHP7 If unable to access the survey, and/or do not have an email address, paper copies of the survey can be picked up at the front office of the school. Current priorities which have been identified are: a new roof, upgraded entry doors, potential expansion to Art/Music/Science/FACS classrooms, sidewalk and concrete repairs, and additions to the playground.
Fleeman added there also is a foundation issue in one area on campus that needs to be addressed. He again stressed the desire to hear from the school’s constituents on these matters.
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