Updates on Action Steps from the 2018 Bond Proposal
Please check back to learn more about next steps in regard to phasing in certain components of the 2018 bond proposal!
Thank you Forest Hills community for INVESTING in our district, SECURING our schools, and INSPIRING all learners!
Bond Proposal Overview
What Every Taxpayer Should Know about the Bond Proposal
- If approved, there is expected to be NO tax rate increase.
- The amount of the bond proposal is for $130 million.
- If approved, the bond proposal would fund capital improvements phased in over eight years.
- The bond proposal was developed to: INVEST, SECURE, and INSPIRE.
- A majority of the bond would go toward transforming over 500 classrooms and educational learning environments where students spend a large portion of their time at school.
This proposal was developed to INVEST in the district’s infrastructure by:
- Upgrading critical mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems such as boilers, chillers,
and fresh air handling units in all schools
- Replacing systems at the end of useful life cycle
- Continuing snowmelt systems
- Replacing roofing, parking lots, and sidewalks
- Relocating and constructing the district’s administration office to the Fine Arts Center campus
- Improving athletic facilities, as identified
This proposal was developed to SECURE our schools by:
- Funding continual improvements to safety and security measures within our district as
school safety solutions evolve
- Updating lighting, occupancy sensors, and surveillance systems
- Replacing aging buses to keep the fleet modern and safe
This proposal was developed to INSPIRE our students by:
- Transforming over 500 classrooms to create dynamic learning environments and
age-appropriate workspaces, including flexible furniture, energy efficient LED lighting,
and integrated technology
- Updating technology infrastructure, including classroom multimedia and devices, to
support teaching and learning
- Providing project-based learning environments to support collaborative learning
- Continuing media center improvements
- Spending the majority of bond funds to transform classrooms, where students
spend a large part of their time at school