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!
Paid for by Support Avon Schools; 33709 N. Fall Lake Drive, Avon, Ohio 44011; Dave Bowen, Treasurer
Questions and Answers
The Avon Local School District
urges the citizens of Avon to consider a
bond issue to raise $32,000,000, without increasing the tax rate, to
build a new middle school to house grades 6, 7, &
8 on 46 acres of property on Long Road.
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Why is a new middle school necessary?
What grades will be housed in the new and existing facilities?
Tell me about the costs of the project.
How can the school district provide $32,000,000 without raising the tax rate?
What will the bond issue pay for? Why can't we just renovate?
What's the difference between a bond and a levy? Will we need to pay more to service this debt?
Why not wait until we see more enrollment growth?
What about using Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) monies?
I no longer have children in Avon Schools. Why should I support the proposed middle school?
What happens if the Bond Issue fails?
In summary, enrollment growth
will continue. All construction costs
money and takes time. The 2000 bonds for Heritage
School were the first bonds issued in the community under an
innovative bond plan without increasing
the tax rate for property owners in Avon. In 2003, the District was able to build Heritage South Elementary School
without increasing the tax rate. In 2006, the District was able to add
onto the High School, add onto Avon East Elementary School, connect Heritage
North and South, build a bus garage, build new bleachers, put in an all weather
track and field turf at the athletic complex at the middle school without increasing the tax rate.
Once again, the District needs space for the students
of Avon. Based on the latest calculations by
the Avon Board of Education’s bond underwriter, Stifel, Nicolas, & Company
Inc. the District can once again use the innovative “no increase in tax rate” plan to generate a maximum of $32,000,000 to build a new middle
school and solve the overcrowding at the middle school and Heritage North and
South by moving the 6th grade to the new middle school. In addition, the district can retire the Village School by moving the pre-school special
needs students and Kindergarten students to the existing middle school.