PowerPoint - Forsyth County Schools

Report
MAY 20, 2014
• 40,821 students in 35 schools
• 7th largest of 195 school systems in Georgia (9th last year)
• 3rd fastest growing school district in U.S., 2005-2010
• Growing at 1,700 new students a year
• Ranked 179 out of 195 school systems for total per pupil expenditures
• Lowest in metro-Atlanta, $7,157 (FY13)
• Lowest millage rate in metro-Atlanta
• Highest Graduation Rate among Georgia’s 20 largest districts
• Highest district SAT score in Georgia
Academics and Accountability/CTAE
Special Education
Renovations and Improvements
School Safety
Technology
$1,400,000
$500,000
$31,286,996
$2,000,000
$17,300,000
Transportation
$ 9,000,000
Additions and Modifications
Elementary:
Middle:
High:
$4,972,800
$16,679,422
$60,041,300
New Construction
Middle School #10 (projected 2016):
High School #7 (projected 2018):
$31,508,893
$56,640,000
Land for New Schools
$16,500,000
These are proposed projects. All costs are proposed estimates.
* Earn $52,829,411 in state funding
• Bond:
1992, 1995, 1999 and 2005
• SPLOST:
1997*, 2001, 2006* and 2011
By 2019, the district will have only one outstanding bond issue.
Another option for funding is state monies. Using the 2014-19 Facilities
Plan, FCS qualifies for $52,829,411. However, this does not
cover all needs.
*Bonds issued
If the May 20, 2014 bond is APPROVED by voters:
• Funds would be available fall, 2014 and work would begin on projects at
existing schools continuing until 2018.
• The financing for this bond is structured to not increase the bond debt
millage rate as long as SPLOST is extended by voters.
If the May 20, 2014 bond is NOT APPROVED by voters the proposed
projects, including improvements to existing schools, school safety,
technology and growth may not be completed.
Projected 2018 Enrollment: 48,929
April 28 – May 9 (M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm)
• Forsyth County Administrative Building
May 10 (9 am – 4 pm)
• All Locations
May 12-16 (M/W/F 8 am-5 pm and Tu/Th 8 am to 7 pm)
• Forsyth County Administrative Building
• Cumming City Hall
• Hampton Park Library
• Sharon Springs Park Community Building
• Midway Park Community Building
Visit www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/bond
• Voter Information
• Monday, April 21 last day to register to vote
• Voting Day: Tues., May 20 (7 am–7 pm) at voter designated precincts
Bond Information
• PowerPoint, handout and video
• Project details
• Enrollment Information
• Financial Information

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