FZ Prop 4

FZ Prop 4


Growth: Addition at North High School


   
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What is FZ Prop 4?
FZ Prop 4 is a no-tax-increase $125-million bond issue for maintenance, upgrades and additions for Fort Zumwalt School District’s 27 schools and five support facilities. It requires 57 percent approval to pass and would not increase taxes for residents. 
     
Why is FZSD asking for the bond issue?
Prop 4 is the final piece of a 10-year facilities plan set in motion in 2012. It will provide funds for regular maintenance, necessary upgrades and additions across FZSD.
     
Can the district afford to borrow?
With low interest rates and a strong bonding capacity, Fort Zumwalt School District will only extend the life of its current debt repayment schedule by four years (to 2042) while protecting the community’s investment in its school facilities.

FZ Prop 4: HEALTH & SAFETY Maintaining and improving the health and safety of our buildings.
-- Upgrading and/or replacing aging heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems at 20 schools. 
-- Constructing storm shelters, safe up to an EF 4 tornado, at 15 elementary schools.
-- Upgrading and/or replacing roofing at 13 schools. 

FZ Prop 4: GROWTH Managing continued growth.
-- Acquiring land for a new elementary school in the North High boundary.
-- Constructing a commons and multipurpose room addition at North High.
-- Constructing a new classroom addition at North Middle.
-- Constructing a centralized Transportation Center to bring together operations for the first time in almost 20 years. Currently the department operates from the 50-year-old site on Tom Ginnever Avenue and a temporary site on Homefield Boulevard. 
-- Constructing a classroom addition at the Mike Clemens Center for Adaptive Learning to help more appropriately serve the school’s K - 12 population.

FZ Prop 4: OPPORTUNITY Providing opportunities for students through fine arts and athletics upgrades. 
-- Upgrades to four high school auditoriums to include, as needed, lighting and sound systems as well as replacing flooring and seating.
-- Replacing instruments for middle and high school bands and orchestras.
-- Upgrading turf at North, South and West High; tracks at North, South and West High; tennis courts at East and West High; and indoor bleachers at North and South Middle as well as at North and South High.
-- Constructing an aquatics center that would house Fort Zumwalt’s eight swim & dive teams, eliminating annual rental payments to the RecPlex and creating more opportunities for students and residents in Fort Zumwalt.


Use the spreadsheet to learn about what FZ Prop 4 means for your school. Use the overview tab or the tabs for other regions of the district to see the full scope of improvements.

We'll be answering your questions on FZ Prop 4 on an upcoming episode of the FORTiTUDE podcast. If you have a question on FZ Prop 4, submit it to us using the button below.