Manson School District Replacement Capital Projects Levy Placed on February 12, 2019 Ballot

MANSON - The Manson School Board has passed a resolution placing a six-year capital projects levy on the February 12, 2019 ballot.  This proposition would replace an expiring capital levy passed by voters in 2013 set to expire on December 31, 2019.
What would this capital projects levy do?
A committee of Manson community and staff members prioritized the following needs:
    1.    Safety Improvements
    a.    Redesigning and strengthening entrances to both schools
    b.    Replacing doors, adding security cameras
    c.    Replace aging fire suppression panels in each building
    d.    Replace alarm/security panels
    2.    Early Childhood Center
    a.    Create a facility designed specifically for 3 & 4 year old children
    b.    Free-up classroom space in the elementary
    i.    Addresses need for small group spaces
    3.    Redesign Elementary Parking/Traffic Area
    a.    Expand parking for parents/visitors and staff
    b.    Improve parent drop-off/pick-up location
    c.    Relocate bus drop-off/pick-up location
    4.    Replace Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems
    a.    Majority of systems were installed in 1997-98 remodel – twenty-year life span is ending
    5.    Remodel MS/HS student bathrooms
    6.    Remodel MS/HS gymnasiums
    a.    Replace aging wooden bleachers in MS(old) gym
    7.    Replace fixtures in both buildings
    a.    Plumbing, lighting and kitchen appliances
    8.    Track resurfacing
    a.    Proactively set aside funds to resurface when it becomes necessary
    9.    Continue to invest in student technology/equipment
How much will this cost?
Fixed amount of dollars collected each year (this amount doesn’t fluctuate with assessed value changes)
$499,000 each year 2020-2025  (Previous capital levy amount was $595,000 each year (2014-2019)
Rates per $1000 of assessed property value
    •    2017   $0.72
    •    2018   $0.65
    •    2019 (current)  $0.61  
    •    2020 (proposed) $0.49

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