About the Bond

Beginning in 2017, Ashland School District, with the assistance of school facility experts, 
analyzed the immediate and long term facility needs and created a Long Range Facility Plan. The Bond Committee, 
made up of a wide cross-section of the Ashland community, worked to review the needs of the school 
district, related to the following goals:
          ➢ Increase or improve health and safety
          ➢ Prioritize flexibility and adaptability
          ➢ Be sustainable and energy efficient
          ➢ Promote inclusiveness
          ➢ Promote financial stewardship
          ➢ Standardize facility systems
          ➢ Plan for the future
Using this information and looking through a district-wide lens, the Bond Committee and the 
District recommended that the bond measure include certain projects. The District expects the 
following recommended projects would be provided if the measure is successful:
          ➢ Safety enhancements district-wide
          ➢ HVAC and mechanical/electrical/plumbing upgrades (includes the focus on green technology, 
               renewable energy, and operational efficiency ) district-wide
          ➢ Seismic upgrades for earthquake safety in student buildings district-wide
          ➢ Improvements to bathrooms district-wide
          ➢ Technology infrastructure with enhanced internet connectivity
          ➢ Replace/rebuild older buildings at AMS to promote modern learning and operational efficiency
          ➢ Accessibility and flexibility upgrades for AHS Humanities and Science Buildings
          ➢ Comprehensive renovation at Walker, along with a reconfigured point of entry
          ➢ Redesign Helman classroom wing and entry to create secure student circulation
          ➢ Renovate or replace Helman classroom buildings to enhance the learning environment, safety                 and circulation
Cost Information:  As with prior District bonds, the projected levy rate resulting from the District bonds is 
estimated to be at or below $2.00 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value. After thirteen years, the 
projected levy rate is estimated to reduce to $1.00 per $1,000 for the following twelve years.
Actual levy rates may differ due to actual interest rates and changes in taxable assessed values 
over the life of the bond.

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