November 7, 2023 Ballot Issue
To the right, you'll find a graphic that symbolizes our work across the district. Whether you look at it from the inside out or the outside in, the Greeneview student remains at the center of it all, surrounded by the strategies we use to support the student both within our buildings and as a district through teaching and learning, facilities, and operations. At the same time, our work within the larger community and our partnerships with parents coincide with our work within the schools to develop a strong school culture. No matter which way you look at it, all of the pieces are better together. It all comes together to form what we've come to know as the "Our Greeneview" plan.
The "Our Greeneview" plan has guided our work not only internally, but externally as well, as we consider the future of both our district and our facilities. Our focus on the Greeneview student has informed the master facility planning process and kept us grounded in our larger vision and goals for the district. The "Our Greeneview" plan has helped us to consider how our organization can grow as a whole and how we can accommodate for improvements in our facilities in a healthy, structured way.
The plan above gives a comprehensive overview of what we are looking to do in terms of renovation and construction. The planning process began with conversations regarding our facilities with the greatest need for attention: the field house and the Elementary School.
The current field house near the stadium on North Limestone Street was originally constructed in the 80s, and our programs have outgrown the space. The conditions are inadequate, with heating and cooling challenges and poor ventilation, among other factors.
The current Elementary School first served as our high school when it was built in 1963. In 2002, the building became home to our middle school students after the construction of the current high school on Cottonville Road. After two additions in the mid-2000s, the building was then retrofitted in 2012 and has since served as the home of our youngest students, currently housing grades PreK-3 in what is now Greeneview Elementary School. When it comes to addressing our aging Elementary school, three main areas have guided our decision-making:
Relevant learning spaces -- The building was designed with high school students in mind. We cannot replicate a modern early childhood classroom that will meet the state's standards – with right-sized design, functionality, and the additional space required for collaborative learning – in the current Elementary building.
Cost -- There are significant costs associated with maintaining an older building. Especially in a space that has evolved and changed to serve multiple purposes and audiences over the years, the need lies within the roof, behind the walls, and under the ground in electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems that are costly to maintain as they age. With increased costs, hard-to-find parts, and intensive labor required, patching and repairing the Elementary's infrastructure is no longer cost-effective.
Growth -- Relocating our Greeneview Elementary students to what is currently Greeneview Middle School brings all of our students to Cottonville Road. An addition to Greeneview Middle School addresses the learning needs of early childhood students and meets OFCC state design requirements. Further, should additional spaces be necessary in the future, each of the current campuses on Cottonville Road have the space for continued growth.
The Elementary School and field house have both served our district and community well. However, we want to be good stewards of our resources, which means we have been intentional in developing a plan that is practical: appropriate facilities that maximize each space’s functionality while meeting students’ needs without unnecessary bells and whistles. There is momentum in our district; we already have so much to be proud of and to celebrate. This is our Greeneview.
- What issue will Greeneview have on the November ballot?
- What's the difference between a bond issue and an operating levy?
- What has the District done to reduce expenses?
- What will the OFCC fund? What won't they fund?
- Why not renovate or remodel?
- Why pursue two buildings on Cottonville instead of maintaining three buildings, with the Elementary where it is now?
- How much will the ballot issue cost me personally?
- When will the bonded debt be paid off?
- What is the length of the PI levy?
- Are we currently paying for any other bonds?
- What will the buildings actually look like?
- When will construction begin? How long until it will end?
- What will happen to the spaces on North Limestone Street?
- Which grade levels will be in each building?
- What happens if the ballot issue doesn't pass?
- *Why is Greeneview pursuing a property tax over an income tax?
- *I received a notification from the county auditor that the market value of my property increased from $100,000 to $150,000. This is an increase of 50%. Does that mean I will be paying 50% more in taxes?
- *How will my monthly payment be affected when the current bonds fall off in December of 2026?
- *Can Greeneview residents vote on the ballot issue if they don't have children in the district?
- *Can property renters vote in the ballot issue?
- *Can renters vote if their landlord is the one responsible for paying property taxes?
- *How do I know if my address is within the boundaries of Greeneview Local School District?
Total Project Cost: $33,068,447
Less State Share: -$10,014,829
Less Federal Grant: -$1,000,000
Greeneview's Share: $22,053,617
- 4.3 Mill Bond Issue: $19,527,734
- 1.14 Mill PI Levy: $2,525,883
- High School Addition & Middle School Construction - $25,966,221
- $16,152,951 State Co-funded Portion
Local share = $6,138,121 (38%)
State Share = $10,014,830 (62%)
$9,813,270 Additional Classrooms & Repurposing at Current MS
- $16,152,951 State Co-funded Portion
Field House & Practice Fields - $7,102,226
$1M Federal Grant Applied
$6,102,226 local share
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