Proposed remodel of OP Campus including update to the 1970's building and a multi-purpose building.On February 10, 2015, the Orchard Prairie School District will ask voters to consider a $1.23 million bond to address the district’s facility needs. The approximate proposed new tax rate is $1.32/1000 assessed valuation for 21 years.Orchard Prairie District was established in 1894 as a one-room school. In 1970 a new school building was built along side the original building. The original school was remodeled in the 1980s. We are proud of our school, but the facilities in the 1970 building are in need of major repair including modernization and ADA compatibility.There is a major need for a multi-purpose facility to provide physical activity, especially in the winter, and a new lunch room with a warming kitchen. It will also be used for other activities—our Christmas program, graduations, art & music classes, school projects, Cub & Girl Scouts, and other community events.After examining several options, the School Board recommended modernizing the 1970’s building and building the multipurpose facility. If the bond passes, the district will be eligible for an additional $205,000 in state matching grants.
Proposed Remodel of the OP 1970's building to reflect ADA compliance and public safety improvements.
TOTAL COSTS TO ORCHARD PRAIRIE TAX PAYER
MULTIPURPOSE $ 1,034,938.00
MODERNIZATION of 70’S $ 399,299.00
BUILDING $ 1,434,237.00
BOARD VOTED TO SET THE BOND RATE AT NO MORE THAN $1.32/1000
GENERATE $1,230,000.00, 21 YEARS PAY OFF
REVENUE- BOND $ 1,230,000.00
MATCHING FUNDS FROM STATE $ 205,000.00
TOTAL TAX INCREASE OF $1.32/1000
$100,000 HOME = $11.00/MONTH OR $132.00/YEAR
APPROX. TOTAL TAX WITH LEVY/BOND= $2.64/1000