PROPOSITION TIGERS

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Shall the Board of Education of the Worth County R-III School District, Missouri, borrow money in the amount of Two Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,200,000) for the purpose of providing funds for the site development, construction, equipping, and furnishing of a community center/gymnasium; to the extent funds are available, complete other repairs and improvements to the existing facilities of the District; and issue general obligation bonds for the payment thereof resulting in an estimated increase to the debt service property tax levy of $0.2500 per hundred dollars of assessed valuation?

If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the School District is estimated to increase from $0.2500 to $0.5000 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.

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COMPARISON OF AREA
SCHOOL DISTRICTS

With the passing of this bond Worth County R-III would still have the lowest school district levy in our surrounding area.

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The median (50% above and 50% below) Worth County taxpayer will approximately have a $15/year increase to their personal and property tax bill.  

MEET THE PROJECTS

Agricultural Center

Renovations & Enhancements

Currently the ag building is in need of major repairs to the roofing, windows, garage doors, heating and cooling systems, and more.  With the bond we will overhaul the entire building to make it more energy efficient and update its work spaces to more closely model modern-day agricultural workspaces.  Currently, the district is paying to maintain portions of the ag building that are not utilized due to the loss of an industrial arts teacher and the gain of Northwest Technical School.  The remodel will allow us to make use of all of our building in the most efficient way possible. 

  • Roofing

  • Windows

  • New Garage Doors

  • Heating & Cooling

  • Larger shop area

  • Larger Classroom

  • Modernized Workspace Layouts

Weight Room & Fitness Center

Relocation

The bond will also allow us to relocate the weight room to a larger, climate-controlled space with access to an indoor walking area and restroom access.  Having climate control is important to maintaining our equipment.  Having a bigger space will reduce safety hazards of having students crowded around while heavy equipment is in use. Currently, the weight room is open to the public, and we will continue to provide this service to our community with keycode access cards.  The plan for community access is still being put into place but the goal would be for community members to be able to access the weight room, walking track, and reserve the court space of our practice facility.  We believe that this feature would greatly benefit our school and our community.

Practice Gym &
Walking Track

Addition

Yes, our current gymnasium is nice and something to be proud of.  However, having only 1 gym for the K-12 creates issues that limits our class scheduling, harms our physical education course offerings, makes for late nights for our students and families with practice time conflicts, reduces youth sports, increases workload for our staff, and limits availability to the community.  We believe a second gym will enhance life as a Tiger and as a Worth Countian while preserving our main gym. 

  • Basketball Court

  • 6 Hoops (2 main, 4 sides)

  • Game markings for all PE sports

  • Small sitting area for tournaments

  • Indoor walking space with weight room access.

Additional
Enhancements

Needed Improvements

The bond will also allow us to take on other maintenance enhancement projects.

  • Parking Lot Repair

  • 2 New Buses

  • Performance Stage Refinishing

  • Exterior Metal Repairs

  • Elementary Lighting

  • HS Locker Refinishing

  • HS Hallway Heating

  • Elementary Playground Repairs

MONEY TALK

Currently, the district has $606,351 in the capital projects fund to be used for facility expenses.  These funds will be used for upkeep and improvements to the current facility (HVAC, lighting, roofing, gutters, metal, tuckpointing, windows, and more).  This amount allows us to maintain facilities.  Without the bond we are unable to pursue enhancements and expansion to our facilities.

 

The district has a fund balance of 47.89% to assist with the operating expenses of the school.  This is a relatively high reserve level, however, this reserve cannot be spent on building projects. The district has prioritized providing a high level education and recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers.  Most importantly, our reserve, will continue to be a good asset in providing current and future students with the resources to attain a high-level education.

In summary, the school is financially stable to maintain the status quo.  The bond would allow the school district to seek expansions and improvements that will otherwise not be feasible.  

QUESTIONS OR MORE INFO

Chris Healy, Superintendent
chealy@wc.k12.mo.us
660-564-3389
Patricia Warner, School Board President
twarner@wc.k12.mo.us
Amber Monticue, School Board Vice-President
amonticue@wc.k12.mo.us
Chuck Borey, Elementary Principal
cborey@wc.k12.mo.us
660-564-3320
Jon Adwell, HS Principal
jadwell@wc.k12.mo.us
660-564-2218
Josh Smith, Activities Director
joshsmith@wc.k12.mo.us
660-564-2218