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  • How much are voters being asked to approve?

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    The school district is seeking approval to issue $186,835,000 in bonds.

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  • Why is the timing important to have a bond now?

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    The last bond election in Blue Valley was passed in 2012 for $271 million.  The 2012 bond was originally intended to be a five-year bond. The Board of Education has managed bond proceeds in such a way that the bond lasted the district eight years instead of five. However, proceeds from the 2012 bond cannot be stretched any further.

     

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  • How was the bond project list determined?

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    Over a one-year public process that included a community survey, the Board of Education and district staff examined the needs of the district. The Board feels that this bond package adequately addresses the immediate needs of the district. The majority of the bond will reinvest in the district’s facilities and technology, reinforce school safety and reimagine learning spaces and programs at all school campuses across the district.

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  • Why is this bond projected to be cover a shorter period of time?

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    In planning for bond 2020, there was a desire to meet the needs of students more rapidly than in the past. A new construction management approach will be utilized to complete projects over a shorter timeframe with the goal of being able to respond more quickly to an ever-changing educational landscape. Most projects will be completed in three years.

     

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  • Why is it necessary to reinvest in facilities?

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    Continued reinvestment in buildings and their aging systems is needed to provide students with outstanding learning environments. Included in this category are items such as maintenance of paving, roofs and the exterior of buildings; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) replacements; library media space reconfigurations; and flooring replacements.

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  • Why is a reinvestment in technology addressed in this bond?

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    A portion of the bond includes funds to reinvest in technology. Technology funds are needed to continue the integration of technology and to support necessary technology infrastructure upgrades, hardware refreshes and software renewals.

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  • What bond projects reinforce school safety?

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    Portions of the bond will support school safety enhancements across the district. This includes funding for upgraded building-level safety including interior thumb-turn classroom door locks and open door sensors. In addition, bond funds would update safety systems including the fire alarm system, camera server system and access card reader system. 

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  • Why is it important to reimagine facilities and programs as part of the bond?

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    Many Blue Valley schools were built more than 25 years ago. This bond gives the district an opportunity to look at how learning has changed and to meet the needs of today’s teachers and students through flexible spaces. It also provides an opportunity to build a new elementary school in the growing southern portion of the district. Funds from the bond provide opportunities to enhance programs, like career and technical education at the middle school and high school level, as well as the robotics program.

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  • What happens if the bond election does not pass?

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    If the bond election is not successful, funds to reinvest in facilities and technology, reinforce school safety and reimagine learning environments and programs will not be available. The school district has few options to provide for these needs should the bond election not be successful.

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  • How do I find out more information?

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    The Blue Valley School District has developed a website to keep voters informed about the 2020 Bond Election. Questions about the bond can also be emailed from this page.

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