October 6 - Little Gym Fundraiser
Parent's Survival Night at the Little Gym of Avon
September 30 - Deadline for 31 for 31
Place your 31 for 31 orders by September 30 to benefit Support Avon Schools
Did you know?
Avon currently has 4150 students enrolled. Two professional enrollment studies show that we can expect over 5000 students by 2020. We are already over capacity at the current middle school. The time is now!
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TREMENDOUS VALUE: Avon’s
taxpayers will see no increase in their millage rate while
Other Interesting Facts about Avon Facilities:
New Middle School: 6, 7, & 8 --- (approximately 1,100 – 1,200 students and 150,000-160,000 square feet (125 square feet per student)
High School --- 191,000 square feet with a minimum capacity of 1800 students
(106 square feet per student)
North, South & Connector --- 146,000 square feet with a minimum capacity of 1400 students
(104 square feet per student)
Avon Schools…Present An Opportunity to the Community…
“No increase in tax rate bond issue”
As early as 1994, the Avon Board of Education recognized the future growth possibilities of the community and the school district. In recognizing the capital needs that usually accompany the onset of rapid growth, the District created specialized bond issue in 1996, 2000, 2003 and 2006. The purpose of these special structures was to provide the ability to pay for future new buildings and improvements without increasing the tax rate on the homeowner.
The 2000 bonds for
Once again, the District needs space for the students of
Like the previous bonds in 2000, 2003, and 2006, the $32,000,000 will appear on the ballot reflecting a millage of 2.34 mills. In reality, however, this will not increase the tax rate. The continued growth, from new construction only, will combine with existing payments to provide the taxes necessary to repay the bonds. A “no increase in tax rate” bond issue is the only way the Avon Board of Education can continue to manage growth by providing new facilities without increasing the tax rate, while assuring that new taxpayers share equally in the responsibility of repaying bonds.
The mechanics of this concept work as follows: The 1996 bond issue had a built-in payment drop in 2000; the 2000 bond issue had a built-in payment drop in 2003; the 2003 bond issue had a built-in payment drop in the year 2006. The 2006 bond issue had a built-in payment drop in 2015. As the bond issue to build a new middle school will be presented in November of 2012 the district is able to take advantage of the drop a year early in 2013 as the law provides the district to finance the bonds using the built-in payment drop of 2015. Consequently, the bond issue will be a no new tax rate bond issue to build a new middle school and reduce the overcrowding at the middle school and Heritage North and South Elementary Schools.
Under the “no increase in tax rate” model, a taxpayer commits to continuing to pay what they have paid historically, recognizing they are foregoing a tax reduction in order to ensure future residents pay their fair share.