Why can't the bond proposal just include the two schools that will have DoD funding? (Updated 12/13)
There are a few reasons the Board of Directors decided to put these three schools on the upcoming bond proposal.
The three projects were selected based on aging facilities, available matching dollars (from the state and federal government) and the overall positive impact it would have on students by reducing overcrowding, increasing capacity in all elementary schools, limiting the use of portable classrooms, and focusing on the areas where there is the highest growth.
The Department of Defense matching dollars only fund rebuilding Crescent Harbor and Hand-in-Hand/HomeConnection to accommodate these schools' current number of students. The third school, which is seven percent funded by a State match program, will be large enough to address the overcrowding happening in the other remaining elementary schools across the district.