The Fox C-6 School District Board of Education has canceled a public meeting scheduled for tonight (Jan. 14).
School board members had planned to discuss the possibility of asking voters to approve a bond issue in April, but the meeting was canceled because of scheduling conflicts, said JP Prezzavento, the district’s communication and instructional technology coordinator.
The board’s next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Fox C-6 Service Center, 849 Jeffco Blvd., in Arnold.
Prezzavento said board members are expected to vote at that meeting on whether to place a bond issue on the April 7 ballot, asking to sell between $35 million to $40 million in bonds to finance various improvements for schools throughout the district.
On Dec. 17, board members discussed the possibility of seeking the public’s approval for the bond issue, which would not require a tax increase. However, the bond issue would extend the district’s bond debt for an additional 20 years.
The district’s current debt service levy is 39 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, and Fox’s overall tax levy is about $4.57 per $100 assessed valuation.
Also at the Dec. 17 meeting, Scott Barbagallo, the district’s director of facilities, outlined the top needs for each district building.
Fox school board president Carole Yount said a bond issue would provide the district with revenue to address those needs.
“We most definitely have to have more money,” she said. “The information (presented Dec. 17) was overwhelming. A lot of the issues, we were very much aware of because the board has been going through the buildings with assistant superintendents and principals, so a lot of the board members have viewed the buildings. We have seen things they recommended and things that we would like to see done. It is going to be a joint effort for what we are going to do about this.”