Extol Magazine

OCT-NOV 2016

Extol Magazine Celebrating Southern Indiana is a local publication that covers stories about businesses people places or events throughout the cities of New Albany Jeffersonville Clarksville Sellersburg and Louisville KY

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GREENVILLE WHAT'S CHANGING? • Finish the unfinished components from the 2006 renovation o Replace doors & windows o Renovate tunnel o Expand clinic/office o Replace casework Total Project Cost: $2,100,000 FLOYDS KNOBS WHAT'S CHANGING? • Enlarge current cafeteria • Renovate kitchen • Reduce lunch period times • Create more efficient lunch flow to allow more instruction for students Total Project Cost: $2,100,000 HAZELWOOD & SCRIBNER WHAT'S CHANGING? • Install audio enhancements to assist the learning process for students Total Project Cost: $700,000 PAID FOR BY FAMILIES OF FLOYD COUNTY families4fc.com HIGHLAND HILLS WHAT'S CHANGING? • Improve student safety by creating a more expansive car-rider line in the back of the school • Create a longer and wider driving path for drivers • Construct an awning to protect students and staff from weather elements • Create an outdoor commons area • Install audio enhancements to assist the learning process for students Total Project Cost: $2,445,000 WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR OUR COMMUNITY? • Outstanding schools ensure our children – the leaders of tomorrow – will receive the best education possible. • Quality schools ensure our students will be workforce ready and prepared for college upon graduation. • Highly ranked schools improve individual property values. High performing schools promote higher resale values. • High achieving public schools attract new businesses and industries. • High achieving schools attract residents who buy property to raise families. GOALS • CREATE ACCESSIBLE AND EQUITABLE SPACE FOR ALL STUDENTS • IMPROVE STUDENT SAFETY • INCREASE HOME OWNER PROPERTY VALUES • UPGRADE TO 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY • SUSTAIN HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENTS THE QUESTION: "Shall the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation issue bonds or enter into a lease to construct a new Green Valley and Slate Run Elementary School and renovation and equipping of Prosser Career Education Center, New Albany High School, Floyds Knobs Elementary, Greenville Elementary, Highland Hills Middle School, Scribner Middle School, and Hazelwood Middle School which is estimated to cost not more than $87,000,000 and is estimated to increase the property tax rate for debt service by 20.86 cents per $100 of assessed valuation?" *CLARIFICATION: THE DEBT TAX RATE FOR THE NAFC SCHOOLS WILL NOT INCREASE • The NAHS 1998 debt will soon be paid off after 20 years. The .21 referendum rate will replace that retiring debt. Thus, the debt tax rate will remain neutral – .21 cents off; .21 cents on. • If you own property in Floyd County, you currently pay a .54 cent property tax rate to the NAFC Schools. This rate will not increase. THE PLAN: Provide facility improvements for 9 of the 16 NAFC schools.

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