If the proposed bond measure passes, the projects would include:
SAFETY AND SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS at all schools, including secure entries and key card systems to better control access
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS at all schools, such as upgrading the heating and ventilation systems, installing double pane windows and adding controls on all energy systems
NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL for Grades 1-6 on land the district owns north of Baker High School. This would address capacity issues, provide safe drop off and pick up areas, and create a modern learning environment with classrooms that have room for hands-on, collaborative learning.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AT BAKER HIGH SCHOOL TO ACCOMMODATE 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS, with separation between Gr. 7-8 and 9-12. This would address middle school enrollment levels and use existing space at the high school. 7th and 8th graders would gain access to vocational programs and advanced coursework. It would also result in cost savings by maintaining only one building instead of two.
The total cost of the bond would be $48 million. If the bond passes, the bond would cost homeowners an estimated $1.97 per $1,000 of assessed value. That’s about $197 per year (or $16.42 per month) for a home assessed at $100,000. If the bond measure doesn’t pass, the additional assessment would not be made, and the proposed bond projects would not be completed.