The Fall 2013 Lolo School bond issue failed by 43 votes. Through community input sessions, board meetings and individual conversations the Lolo School District and its Board of Trustees have been asked to run the bond issue again. The request will be for the same $10.5 but with slightly less taxpayer impact.
Several years of initial analysis and board discussion with numerous community involvment. 30 sessions where held that included participation from community, parent, student, business and school members spending 4 days of intense analysis / brainstorming / final recommendations.
Election: Mail ballots will be sent out February 20 with ﬁnal election day on March 12.
Cost: $10.5 million bond with approximate tax impact of $225 / year (less than $20 / month) on $200,000 home.
With historically low bond rates, a prudent time to request a bond in order to lessen tax impact / get more for the money.
Continued safety / security risks
Likely loss of space for tutoring, technology, extra classrooms
Additional costs for temporary solutions that would otherwise be spent on permanent solution