The School District of Washington will place a $15 million zero tax rate increase bond issue on the Aug. 2, 2016, ballot.
The $15 million zero tax rate increase bond issue is pretty simple in nature. The majority of the issue is simply about moving and refinancing existing lease debt into bond debt. This action requires voter approval due to the mechanics of school finance. This conversion and refinancing will allow the debt to be paid from the debt service fund without a change in the debt service levy.
The revenue in that fund will service the debt nicely. This way, revenue that was servicing the $13.66 million ($1.5 million in payments) can be shifted to the general fund for operations. This will provide us with the flexibility we need to deal with our losses in assessed valuation and our declining state aid.
So, of the $15 million proposed in the bond issue, 13.66 of it is not new debt at all, but simply moving of payments from one fund to another.
Then, additionally, the balance of the bond issue (approximately $1.4 million) would be to finance roof replacements, safety and security upgrades and some minor classroom renovation. Simple, basic and responsible.
CLICK HERE for a PowerPoint Video Presentation on the zero tax rate increase bond issue.
CLICK HERE for a list of repairs and improvements.
CLICK HERE for a citizens information sheet Q & A.
New student registration for the elementary schools will be held at Washington West Elementary School on Monday, August 1, from Noon – 6 p.m.
You do not have to re-enroll your child if they attended the School District of Washington last year. Your child does not need to be present during the registration.
If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please call Chris Marquart at the Board of Education Office at 636-231-2005.
If you have questions about which school your child will attend in the fall, please consult the Transportation link (First Stop Locator) on the district website or call Kim at the First Student Bus Company at 636-239-1429.
Please bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency when you are enrolling them. Enrollment forms can also be found on our district website, www.washington.k12.mo.us (click here for the enrollment form).
Classes will resume on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.
Doors will open at 7:25 a.m. and classes begin at 7:50 a.m.
Parents are reminded about a pair of worthy events taking place during the summer of 2016.
Click on the attached fliers below for more information on the Summer Food Program and the Back to School Fair.
Summer Food Program
The Fighting Hunger, Fueling Minds summer food program offers a free lunch every Tuesday, to any child, during the summer.
The Tuesday free lunch program begins June 7 and will continue through August 9.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Washington Public Library. Games and activities will be provided. Please join us for food and fun.
Back to School Fair
The Franklin County "Back to School Fair" takes place July 29-30. Families must pre-register their children by July 5.
The "Back to School Fair" is held at the First Christian Church, 150 Joel Ave., Union, MO.
The event offers free backpacks and school supplies for students grades K-12.
For questions, more details, or to register, see the attached flier and registration form or contact 636-583-5839.
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Elementary Student Handbook 2015-16
The elementary parent/student handbook for the 2015-16 school year is available. The front page must be signed and returned to the office before the start of the school year. Click here to view the handbook.
2015-2016 SDOW Academic Calendar