$19 Million No Tax Increase Bond Issue & Levy Transfer

OIC Tour & Bond Presentation

Would you like to see the progress of the Ozark Innovation Center? Do you have questions about the $19 Million No Tax Increase Bond Issue & Levy Transfer? You have two opportunities to join us!

  • First Friday Coffee on Friday, April 1 from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
  • Community Open House on Saturday, April 2 anytime from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Please note: Pants and close-toed shoes are required to tour the Innovation Center since it is an active construction site.

Question 1: $19 Million No Tax Increase Bond Issue

$19 Million No Tax Increase Bond Issue

Safety continues to be a top priority for Ozark School District and the families of Ozark
  • Adding storm shelters at Tiger Paw, OMS and OHS would mean every school within Ozark School District would have a storm shelter
  • Storm shelters will provide usable space for each building to accommodate current growth
Question 2: No Tax Increase Levy Transfer

10 Cent No Tax Increase Levy Transfer

The no tax increase levy transfer will reallocate 10 cents from our debt service fund to our operating expenses fund

  • In 2021 we were required to transfer 17 cents to our debt service fund due to increased real estate assessments

  • We are required to ask the voters to transfer 10 cents back into our operating expenses fund

  • This transfer will provide approx. $500,000 annually to help offset rising operating costs

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Tax Rate Remains $4.14

  • The tax rate will remain unchanged at $4.14

  • Our tax rate has remained at $4.14 since 2003

  • We are committed to not asking voters for a tax increase

Bond Issue and Levy Transfer ... we know the two questions we have placed on the April 5 ballot are confusing. Here is an FAQ that might answer some of your questions.

Want to learn more about our $19 Million No Tax Increase Bond Issue & Levy Transfer? What about our long range plan? Find it all on our web page, www.ozarktigers.org/bond.

Email specific questions to ozarkcommunications@ozarktigers.org.

The April 5 election is less than a week away. If your polling location is at one of our schools, please check out the graphic.

Since school is in session during the election, we want to ensure a smooth process for our voters. Polling areas are separated from students to ensure safety and minimize disruptions. Voters must enter through designated areas. Our parking lots will be very congested during drop-off (8:15 - 8:45 a.m.) and pick-up (3:15 - 4 p.m.).

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Paid for by Ozark School District. This information is being provided to you by the Ozark School District so you can learn more about the proposed no tax increase bond issue. Regardless of whether you support the bond issue or not, we encourage you to vote.