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Sinking Fund Millage 2013
“It is not anywhere near enough to even handle one major roofing project at one of our big high schools, so if we were to divert all of those funds to one thing it still wouldn’t be enough to get us there in a year,” says School Board President Christine Stead on why the current 1 mill sinking fund isn’t providing the funds necessary to appropriately keep up with building maintenance.
“We want people to know that something new and different is happening at Mitchell School, and it is special,” says Principal Kevin Karr.
“This is a school that’s bursting at the seams and is going to be growing, and we’re planning for that growth because people want to go there,” says Trustee Andy Thomas.
“Once again the voters have shown their support by investing in our students.” –AAPS Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift.
Learn how much the sinking fund supports the schools, how much it costs a homeowner, and what the sinking fund can be used for.
Learn about safety and security improvements that were paid for by the sinking fund.
The new playground allows Haisley’s special needs students to play outside as easily as their general education peers.
The sinking fund has paid for upgrades in lighting, roofing, heating and cooling that have saved the district $700,000 in energy bills every year.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the fund.
On Nov. 5, the community will vote on the sinking fund millage. It’s important to know what the sinking fund can and cannot pay for.