On November 7, 2023 our community will have an opportunity to vote on a school bond proposal. If approved by voters, this bond proposal would provide $17,400,000 for district-wide improvements, with a Zero Mill increase over the current millage rate. This bond proposal, which will not increase the tax levy, will provide improvements for academic, athletic, extracurricular and community activities.
Planned facility improvements include:
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The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only.
Voters will see the following language on the November 7th Ballot:
NAPOLEON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOND PROPOSAL
Shall Napoleon Community Schools, Jackson and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed Seventeen Million Four Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($17,440,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor, in one or more series, for the purpose of:
erecting, furnishing and equipping additions to school buildings and structures; remodeling, furnishing and refurnishing and equipping and re-equipping school buildings and structures; acquiring, installing, equipping and re-equipping school buildings for instructional technology; and preparing, developing, improving and equipping playgrounds, athletic facilities and sites?
The following is for informational purposes only:
The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2024 is 1.62 mills ($1.62 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a 0 mill net increase over the prior year’s levy. The maximum number of years the bonds of any series may be outstanding, exclusive of any refunding, is twenty-five (25) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 2.24 mills ($2.24 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).
The school district does not expect to borrow from the State to pay debt service on the bonds. The total amount of qualified bonds currently outstanding is $9,820,000. The total amount of qualified loans currently outstanding is $0. The estimated computed millage rate may change based on changes in certain circumstances.
(Pursuant to State law, expenditure of bond proceeds must be audited and the proceeds cannot be used for repair or maintenance costs, teacher, administrator or employee salaries, or other operating expenses.)
For further information regarding the 2023 NCS Bond Proposal please contact:
James E. Graham, Superintendent