East Allen County Schools is considering a construction project that in order to finance it will require a "Construction Referendum".  This ultimately means that the registered voters within the boundaries of East Allen County Schools will ultimately decide if this project is approved.  There will be a Public Question on the ballot which will state:  "Shall East Allen County Schools issue bonds or enter into a lease to finance the 2016 Multi-Facility Safety, Security, Efficiency, and Restoration Project which consists of renovation and improvements to all of the schools the are included in the project will be listed here, which is estimated to cost not more than the maximum cost of the project will be listed here, and is estimated to increase the property tax rate for debt service by a maximum of  the maximum tax rate for this bond, not what the additional tax rate is listed here cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation."

The Woodlan K-12 and Heritage K-12 Campus Projects were capped @ $10 & $12 million.  The new elementary proposed for New Haven New elementary is much greater.  Shouldn't New Haven be held to the same standard as the others?
Both the Woodlan K-12 and Heritage K-12 Projects went through the Petition-Remonstrance Process which limited the amount to $12 Million each.  One should also remember that the Woodlan added K-3 (the intermediate school was already there) and at Heritage a three section addition was added for K-6.  The elementary school in New Haven will be held to the same standards.

Is this an all or nothing?
If the Referendum is not approved by the registered voters, then there is essentially a one year delay before the projects can be brought back for approval.

If we don’t do the ENTIRE referendum will AC @ NHHS get fixed?  Will there be public input if ref. doesn’t pass as to what we do first?  If voters say no - do we have to spend money on repairs?  What would be those costs?
The HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) would need to come as a separate Referendum for approval.  If the Referendum is not approved, then EACS would re-seek input on what projects would be supported.  There is not sufficient funding in Capital Projects to do the required HVAC replacement at New Haven High School and the estimated costs require voter approval.

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2021 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved. | Nondiscrimination Policy | Accessibility Statement