School Bond Election March 4th, 2008
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the last 12 years the net increase in enrollment for Collinsville schools has
never been less than an equivalent of a whole classroom full of students. The
last two years have seen increases of 144 and 111 students. The overall increase
has been 932 students (an average of more than 77 per year). The total enrollment
at the beginning of this school year (Sept. 2007) had 2414 students while there
were only 1536 total in FY1996.
To Keep Up With Growth And Improve Facilities, Transportation & Technology
- Classroom Additions
at High School and Herald Elementary
- Renovations On All
- Additional Buses, Vans
and Bus Video Security
- Next Phase of Track
- Improved Field Turf
for football, band, soccer, kids games at Sallee Field
- Technology & Textbook
- New Chorus Equipment
- $8,995,000 would be
financed through the issuance of bonds. The existing school millage rate
would remain unchanged
- Some improvements would
be ready for 2008-2009 ... but new classroom construction would take an
transportation portion of the school bond is split into a separate proposition
on the ballot by state law.
3 samples of Collinsville school sizes are included just for fun. 1909
was the year the first Collinsville High School was built. 1916 was during
the smelter growth spurt that was even bigger than modern times. 1933
was Depression era. -- Ted