New Schools and Facilities Improvements

Bond projects underway

PSD voters approved a bond and mill levy override in November 2016. The $375 million bond will pay for building three new schools, an athletics complex, transportation maintenance facility, and an addition to Zach Elementary School. The bond will also fund $40 million of improvements to every existing school. The $8 million mill levy override will pay for operating costs of the new buildings, as well as technology refresh and other materials and operating costs associated with growth.

The new schools and facilities improvements are part of the district's long-range plan to accommodate anticipated student growth over the next few years.  Court cases delayed the work, but PSD ultimately prevailed in litigation in fall 2018. PSD's Board of Education approved the issuance of bonds in September 2018, clearing the way for construction.


2016 Bond

$375 million bond financing (no increase to current tax rate) will pay for:

  • New Schools/Addition: $295.6 million   
  • New Athletic Complex: $6.225 million
  • Transportation Maintenance Facility- North Terminal: $11.3 million
  • Ongoing Facilities Improvements: $40 million
  • Bond Issue Expenses: $2 million
  • Bond Project Coordination: $7.875 million
  • Bond Project Reserve: $12 million

 

    New schools and construction

     

    Facilities improvements

    See the "Ongoing Facilities Improvements" list and schedule here.

    $40 million:

    • School-based requests: $12 million
    • Facilities deferred maintenance: $28 million


    2016 Mill levy override

    $2 million - $8 million (phased in over two years) will pay for:

    • Start-up costs for new buildings
    • School-based staff salaries (principals, assistant principals, Integrated Services coordinators, English Language Learners staff, mental health staff, school resource officers, Child Nutrition staff, etc.)
    • Facilities staff salaries 
    • Materials and equipment for operations tied to growth (buses, custodial, staff, etc.)
    • Technology refresh costs associated with growth 

     

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