South Burlington Town Meeting Results 2016: School Ballot

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Thursday March 03, 2016

6,232 Ballots Cast • 51.15% of Registered Voters*
* based upon 12,372 current registered voters

School Ballot

Bridget Burkhardt

Martin LaLonde

School Article II - Approval of School Budget. Passed 

4,070 (69.96%) vote Yes.

Shall the voters of the City of South Burlington School District approve the School Board to expend Forty Six Million Nine Hundred Seventy Three Thousand Seven Hundred Three Dollars ($46,973,703.00), which is the amount the School Board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $15,051.93 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 0.87% higher than spending for the current year.

School Article III - Authorization for General Obligation Indebtedness. Passed

3,876 (68.59%) vote YES.

The South Burlington School Board proposes to incur bonded indebtedness for the purpose of financing the construction of certain renovations and capital improvements to: the South Burlington High School facility including more particularly window replacement, bathroom renovations, roof re-coating and gym ceiling tile replacement, athletic field turf and track replacement and upgrades; cafeteria floor tile replacement in the F.H. Tuttle Middle School; upgrades to the Transportation Office for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; and repaving the Orchard Elementary School access road, together with related site work and project costs at an estimated total cost of $2,500,000.00. It is expected that NONE of these costs will be eligible for state school construction aid because there is presently a moratorium on state school construction aid funding. Therefore, the South Burlington School District will be responsible for 100% of the estimated costs of $2,500,000.00.

School Article IV - Establishment and Funding of Capital Reserve Fund.

3,919 (69.30%) vote YES.

Shall the South Burlington School District establish a reserve fund to be referred to as the Capital Reserve Fund, the principal amount of which shall not exceed Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00), to be used for future capital improvements and facility expenditures as determined by the Board of School Directors and detailed in the District’s Facilities Stewardship Plan (as amended from time to time) in accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 2804 to be funded in part with surplus funds and in part with taxes raised and appropriated in the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2016?