Fort Dodge Community School District

General Obligation Bond Information

Fort Dodge Community Supports Both Bond Propositions!

On February 2, 2016, a vote will be held in the FDCSD for the purpose of building a new elementary school, adding safety and security features to existing schools and to remodel and expand portions of the high school.  For information on details, cost estimates, preliminary drawings and frequently asked questions please view our informational flyer

Take a peek inside the FDSH wrestling room and learn more about Proposition B by watching this video.

Eric Pratt, Messenger Sports Editor, offers another perspective in his "Together as One" column. 

FDSH Bond Issue Open Houses:  Please join us in the FDSH library for one of these events:

  • Monday, January 25th from 5-6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, January 26th from 5-8 p.m.

  • Thursday, January 28th from 6-7 p.m.

Information will be provided, questions will be answered and tours will be given of the high school pod classrooms, wrestling room, locker rooms and auxiliary gym.  All open houses will be a come-and-go format.

Who Can Vote?  Anyone who lives in the Fort Dodge Community School District, is eighteen years of age or older and is registered to vote can cast a ballot on February 2.  A person who is not registered to vote can register at the Webster County Auditor's Office or at the polling place the day of the referendum by providing proof of age and residence.  The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on February 2 for voters to cast their ballots.  Absentee voting is also available for this election. Forms and information are available by clicking here.  You may also call 515.573.7175 for information.   Polling Locations

Ballot Propositions: view a sample ballot.

Proposition A: Shall the Board of Directors of the Fort Dodge Community School District in the County of Webster, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $21,790,000 to provide funds to construct, build, improve, furnish and equip a new elementary building on the Duncombe School building site and to improve the site; and to install safety and security improvements at all existing school facilities?

                    

Proposition B: Shall the Board of Directors of the Fort Dodge Community School District in the County of Webster, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $6,670,000 to provide funds to remodel, repair, renovate, improve, furnish and equip portions of the existing high school building and to construct an addition to the existing high school building and improve the site?

          

Property Tax Impact

Total Cost of Proposition A = $21,790,000 = Approximately $1.66 Levy Rate

Total Cost of Proposition B = $  6,670,000 = Approximately $0.51 Levy Rate

Total Cost of Both A & B      = $28,460,000 = Approximately $2.17 Levy Rate

 

Project Size

Est. Levy Rate

FY 16 Total Tax Rate

Est. Total Tax Rate with new Debt Service

Annual Tax for $100,000 Home

Monthly Tax for $100,000 Home

Proposition A

$21,790,000

$1.66

$15.18

$16.84

$84.29

$7.02

Proposition B

$6.670,000

$0.51

$15.18

$15.69

$25.90

$2.16

Combined A & B

$28,460,000

$2.17

$15.18

$17.35

$110.19

$9.18

 

This page is a resource for information regarding the upcoming vote on a general obligation bond for the FDCSD.  Please check back for updates and additional information. 

 

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