Bond Proposal - Meridian School District

Report
BOND PROPOSAL
August 26, 2014
Proposed Bond Projects
Two middle schools
One school would be located on the west side of Stoddard Road, across from Bear Creek
Subdivision. The second would be located north of Beacon Light Road and East of Pollard Lane in
Star, Idaho. The school located south of I-84 would primarily relieve Lake Hazel Middle School,
which has a capacity of 1,000 students with enrollment at the end of last school year of
1,442. The middle school that would relieve overcrowding at Lake Hazel Middle School would
open for fall of 2016.
The second middle school, located in Star, would relieve the overcrowding at Eagle Middle
School, which ended the 2013-14 school year 250 students over its 1,000 student capacity and
Heritage Middle School, which is 115 students over capacity. This middle school would open for
the fall of 2018.
Both of these schools would be built using the same plans as the middle schools built in the
district since the opening of Eagle Middle in 1995 and would have a 1,000 student capacity.
Cost: $60 million.
Middle School Enrollment and Capacity
1600
1440
1400
1292
1250
1200
1145
1141
1094
1000
1000
1000
1081
1000
1000
1029
1000
1000
800
Enrollment
600
Capacity
400
200
0
Eagle Middle
Heritage Middle* Lake Hazel Middle Lewis and Clark
Middle
Lowell Scott
Middle
Meridian Middle Sawtooth Middle
Middle School Enrollment Projection
12000
10000
9550
8573
8373
8000
8773
7550
9173
8973
8550
8550
7550
Enrollment
6000
Capacity
4000
2000
0
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Proposed Bond Projects
One elementary school
This school would relieve the overcrowding being experienced by the elementary schools south of I84. All of these schools -- Siena, Mary McPherson, Lake Hazel, Desert Sage, and Silver Sage
Elementary -- have more students than their design capacity. The new elementary school would be
built on one of two locations owned by West Ada School District, either near the intersection of
Eagle and Amity Roads or on the west side of Linder south of Overland. The decision will be made in
time to open the school for fall 2013, and will depend on which site has the best access to
infrastructure like sewer and water at the time construction commences.
Cost: $12 million
Enrollment and Capacity
900
799
800
722
600
672 650
650
700
540 540
650
537
451 450
500
430
368
400
340
300
200
100
0
Donnell
Desert Sage
Lake Hazel
Mary Mac
Enrollment
Pepper Ridge
Capacity
Siena
Silver Sage
Proposed Bond Project
Remodel and Expansion of Meridian High School
Meridian High School has been under construction for the past two years, a project that will result
in improving the academic classroom space in the building and also increasing its capacity by 300
seats. The current remodel project has been funded by the school district's voter-approved Plant
Facility Levy. The project has an additional 5 phases to reach completion. Each phase will take an
additional fiscal year to fund. The Bond Committee that made the bond levy recommendation
favored shortening that construction time by 2-3 years and also freeing up Plant Levy revenue for
other building maintenance projects.
Cost: $24 million
Proposed Bond Project
Future land acquisition
With the available amount of land that is able to be developed across the school district, more schools
will need to be built in the future as enrollment continues to increase. Purchasing land prior to the
arrival of residential construction projects greatly reduces the cost. The sites the district will purchase
will be secondary sites west of 10 Mile Road.
Cost: $8 million
Impact on Levy Rate
2013-14
Taxable Property
Value
2014-15
Taxable Property
Value
12,038,244,561
14,297,011,156
Levy
Amount
Levy Rate
Levy
Amount
Levy Rate
Plant
19,236,806
0.001597974
Plant
19,500,000
0.00136392
Supplemental
14,000,000
0.001156455
Supplemental
14,000,000
0.000973777
Bond
19,600,000
0.001628144
Bond
23,622,977
0.001652302
Total Levy
0.004382573
0.00399000

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