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Warrensburg R-VI School District
Bond Issue Information Sheet
Election Date April 7, 2020

On October 7, 2019, the Board of Education approved the need to place a debt service (bond) issue on the April ballot. The following information was compiled to provide district patrons an explanation of why the board decided to propose an increase in the district levy.

1. Why does the district need to issue bonds and raise the debt service levy?
The bond money generated would pay for the construction of (1) the addition of cafeteria, gymnasium, stage, and classroom space at the middle school, (2) the installation of a new elevator and restrooms, and the implementation of Phase 1 of the District Activities Site Plan to include a new stadium with turf field for band, physical education, soccer, and football, as well as a new track and practice fields, at the high school, and (3) the addition of four classrooms at Ridge View Elementary, restrooms and four classrooms at Maple Grove Elementary, and a secure entryway at Martin Warren Elementary. This decision is based on the 2019 District Facility Plan developed from the 2019 Facility Advisory Committee Report.

2. Why do we need additional space in our schools?
District enrollment has grown by over 5.6% since 2014-15 and the states addition of low socioeconomic preschoolers to average daily attendance has created space constraints in our primary elementary buildings. The middle school which was expanded in 2015 to accommodate 750-775 students has reached an all-time high enrollment of 828 with no indications of decreasing.

3. What happens if the levy does not pass?
The district would have to increase class sizes.

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4. What will the new tax levy be and how does it compare with other districts?
The current levy is $5.2664, which includes the operating levy of $4.5464 + debt service of $0.72. As annual Assessed Valuation of property increases, the operating levy must be lowered per the Hancock Amendment so that district revenues do not grow at a rate greater than the Consumer Price Index. The new levy with a $0.10 increase would total $5.3664, which
is $0.03 less than the voter approved levy in 2014.


5. How much of a tax increase would the bond/levy issue create?

The issue proposes a debt service increase for the General Obligation Bonds of ten cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation based on the most recent calculation.


6. How much will my taxes increase if the levy passes?
For every $100,000 in value for a home or residence, the increase would be $19.00 per year or approximately $1.58 a month.

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To determine your tax increase, please click on the link below:
Levy Impact on Homeowner 10-19-2019 $0.10.xls

If a Google Sheet format is preferred, please click here.

7. What percentage of the vote is needed to pass the increase?
A four-sevenths (4/7) majority or slightly in excess of 57% "yes" votes are needed for the debt service (bond issue) to pass.

8. How will the ballot read?
Debt Service (Bond Issue) Ballot Language:
Shall the Board of Education of Warrensburg R-VI School District of Johnson County, Missouri, issue general obligation bonds in the amount not to exceed $17,200,000 for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving, furnishing, and equipping school facilities including without limitation (1) the addition of cafeteria, gymnasium, stage, and classroom space at the middle school, (2) the installation of a new elevator and restrooms, and the implementation of Phase 1 of the District Activities Site Plan to include a new stadium with turf field for band, physical education, soccer, and football, as well as a new track and practice fields, at the high school, and (3) the addition of four classrooms at Ridge View Elementary, restrooms and four classrooms at Maple Grove Elementary, and a secure entryway at Martin Warren Elementary? The approval of the general obligation bonds will authorize the levy and collection of an annual tax in addition to the other taxes provided for by law sufficient to pay the interest and principal of the Bonds as they fall due and to retire the same within twenty years from the date thereof, and the adjusted debt service levy of the District is expected to increase from $0.72 per one hundred dollars assessed valuation of real and personal property to $0.82 per one hundred dollars assessed valuation of real and personal property.

Voter Information
Voter Registration Deadline is March 11, 2020

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For additional information, contact the District office at 660-747-7823
or visit the District web site at www.warrensburgr6.org.

Questions? Access the email directory on the District web site listed above to contact an administrator.

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Proposed Middle School Addition and Renovation:
MS levy



Proposed Elementary Building Additions:
Elem levy


Proposed High School Activities Complex and Building Addition:
HS levy


Bond Levy Info sheet 2020.pdf

Warrensburg Middle School.pdf
Warrensburg Elementary Schools.pdf
Warrensburg High School.pdf