The superintendent of Dublin School District is hoping for the passage of Issue 5 this November. He said they need more space.
“The investment this community has made in having great schools is really a jeopardy unless we can provide additional classroom space,” said superintendent Todd Hoadley.
The proposed issue is a no-new millage bond issue and permanent improvement levy, combined with a 5.9-mill operating levy that will cost taxpayers $207 per $100,000 of home value.
The no new millage means new schools and facility improvements will not cost taxpayers anything additional.
“Right now we project that we’re going to be 1200 seats short for elementary students about three years from now,” said Hoadley.
This is how Issue 5 plans to address issues like that and the potential for 3,000 additional students entering this system in the next 10 years.
- Create two new elementary schools that would open in the fall of 2020
- Create fifth middle school that would open in the fall of 2021
- Add about 130 staff members for the new schools
- Dublin Jerome and Dublin Scioto would get some changes as well.
- There will be $95-million worth of maintenance and upgrades to existing schools
- Conversion of Central Office to a centralized preschool to be opened in fall of 2020
- Safety and security upgrades
- Infrastructure for technology
- Alarms on doors
- Online textbooks
- One to one expansion
- Review of inside the classroom technology
- Improvements to existing schools