Fulton school board discusses bond ballot

7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Wednesday, November 13 2019 Nov 13, 2019 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:48:00 PM CST November 13, 2019 in News
By: Noah Culpepper, KOMU 8 Reporter
FULTON - The Fulton Board of Education met Wednesday to discuss language on the April 2020 ballot regarding several of Fulton Public Schools’ upcoming construction projects. 
The subject at hand was Proposition S, which asks FPS to borrow $27.5 million in order to build:
- a High School gymnasium addition
- High School theatre improvements
- renovations to the gymnasium at the Middle School
- additional classrooms at the Middle School
The preliminary language also said the district will build either new classrooms for kindergarten students at the Fulton Early Childhood Center or “purchase an existing building for renovation to create those new classrooms based upon cost analysis.”
Proposition S also designates some funds for security improvements, an expansion of the Athletic Complex parking lot and general repairs to the district’s heating and plumbing systems. 
All of this is expected to be done without increasing FPS’ debt service levy, which is estimated to remain at $0.7612 per $100 of assessed valuation. 
Keith Speer, whose two children attend Fulton Middle School, said he thinks the proposed changes are a good call. 
“I don’t think it’s too much,” he said. “I just hope it’s enough.”
Once the ballot language is approved, the official version of Proposition S will be considered by the Board of Education at its December 11 meeting. 

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