The Crane Elementary School District Governing Board unanimously voted to call a special bond election for November 7, 2023 as proposed by the Advisory Committee for Capital Improvement Planning for increased safety, efficiency, security and modernization projects to address current and future needs within the District.
The bond package of $20 million includes school-based projects, district-based projects, and pupil transportation. The estimated average annual tax rate for the proposed bond authorization is $0.44 per $100 of net assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes. This bond initiative will be on the ballot for the November 7th election. This will be a mail-in election. You must be a registered voter within the Crane Elementary School District to vote on this bond initiative.
- October 10 - Last day to register to vote.
- October 11 - Ballots will begin arriving in mailboxes.
- November 7 - Election Day | All ballots must be dropped off at a designated drop box by 7 p.m.
To learn more about the proposed bond, click on the button below. The sheet is provided in English and Spanish.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a bond initiative?
A local school bond measure generates funds for capital purposes, such as constructing new buildings or facilities, improving existing facilities, or purchasing school buses. In a bond election, voters decide whether to authorize a school district to issue bonds in a specified amount. Investors who buy the bonds are paid back, with interest, using funds collected through property taxes. Funds that come from bonds cannot be used to pay employees.
What amount is the Crane Elementary School District asking for in the bond package? How will it impact taxes?
The proposed bond package is for $20 million. The estimated average annual tax rate for the proposed bond authorization is $0.44 per $100 of net assessed valuation used for secondary property purposes.
What will the bond be used for, if approved?
The Crane Elementary School District, with help from a consulting firm, has assessed and evaluated the critical needs of each district school, facility, and the transportation department. With $20 million, the district intends to focus on three areas:
Safety and Security Systems (improve current safety systems such as fencing, communications, and building security)
Modernization of Infrastructure (Renovate aging facilities to improve learning and work spaces)
Energy Efficiency (renovations to heating, cooling, and ventilation systems to improve indoor air quality)
This informational report has been published by the Office of the County School Superintendent in conjunction with Crane Elementary School District No. 13 in order to provide voters with factual information regarding the Special Election.