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  • Thank you for visiting the Valley Park Prop R website. All content on this site is intended for informational purposes only.
    In the summer and fall of 2016, the Board of Education reviewed the next phase of our long-range facilities plan. After hearing needs from staff and considering results from our community survey, the Board voted to place a no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the April 4, 2017 ballot. Proposition R was designed to implement the next phase of safety & security updates,  repair aging facilities, and replace building systems at the end of their life cycle. 
    On April 4, with nearly 75% of the vote, Prop R passed. Implementation began the summer of 2017 and will continue over a 3-year period.  
    What will Prop R cost residents?
    Proposition R would NOT result in an increase to our current tax-rate.  
    Our schools are a community investment. 
    Valley Park School District is a community asset which all of us must work together to maintain. We are utilizing your input in prioritizing our renovation and repair efforts included in Proposition R’s $10 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue. 
    What will be on the ballot? 
    For purposes of implementing the improvements recommended by the Long Range Facilities Team of the Valley Park School District, which include repairing, renovating, acquiring, constructing, furnishing and equipping school sites, buildings and related facilities, replacing roofs and heating and cooling systems, making buildings safer for students by connecting fire alarms and intercom systems between buildings and updating computers and technology, shall the Valley Park School District borrow money and issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $10,000,000? If this proposition is approved, the debt service levy of the school district is estimated to remain the same at $0.941 per $100 of assessed valuation of real and personal property. 
    Long-range facilities items addressed by Prop R: 
    Safer Schools
    Fire Alarm connectivity between all schools
    Intercom connectivity between all schools
    Entry Doors
    Security Cameras
    Exterior Lighting
    Heavy Maintenance
    Heating & Air Conditioning
    Lighting & Electrical
    Masonry, Repainting & Sealants
    Refreshing and updating hardware 
    Bus Fleet
    Replacing aging buses
    Restrooms, Plumbing & Drinking Fountains
    High School/Central Office Relocation (Security)
    Signage & Fencing
    Selected Kitchen Equipment
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