Who can vote on the April 2, 2019 ballot?
Any Forsyth R-III School District resident who is 18 years or older can vote on the April ballot.

How can bond monies be spent?
An easy way to think about bond money spending is to think about bricks and mortar. Bond monies are primarily used to build or to better existing facilities, sometimes including the purchase of land or sites. Bond monies cannot be used for salaries or for the general operating budget.

Why is the District seeking bond funds?
As our district continues to grow and progress in improving the education that we provide for our students, we are now at a point that we need additional space to accommodate students and services. We are planning to construct an addition that would provide four classrooms to a wing that would connect the east end of the middle and elementary schools. Bond funding will allow us to complete these projects to support our students. While maintenance and repairs to our existing facilities have been ongoing, large-scale projects are more difficult to fund from current monies. The District prides itself on spending the bulk of its budget on things that will directly affect student achievement, so sometimes, that means there is a need for delaying facility upgrades and repairs. A bond election helps the District complete those repairs and upgrades.

How can the district pass a bond issue without increasing taxes or my levy?
The Board of Education is able to structure the bonds without an increase in the bond and interest tax rate. Passing the no tax increase bond issue will not increase the amount that patrons currently pay in taxes. It will extend the number of years that patrons will pay the same amount.

When was the most recent bond issue ran by the district?
In 2013 the district ran a bond issue that provided funding for the multipurpose field, the storm shelter and performing arts center, safety security upgrades, technology enhancements and playground renovations. The bond issue passed and all of the proposed projects were completed as promised.


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