OZARK BOND UPDATE - OMS
$19 Million No Tax Increase Bond Issue & Levy Transfer
Ozark voters will see two questions from Ozark School District on the April 2022 ballot — a $19 million no tax increase bond issue to construct three storm shelters, and a 10 cent no tax increase levy transfer to help offset rising operating costs.
This week's update is all about Question 1 and the storm shelter that would be added to Ozark Middle School, if approved. Stay tuned for future updates with details on the OHS storm shelters and visit www.ozarktigers.org/bond for past updates on Tiger Paw and Question 2.
Ozark Middle School
The storm shelter at Ozark Middle School would serve as additional classrooms
As this facility nears capacity, adding 6-8 classrooms allows us to maximize its use
The OMS Storm Shelter would be located in the current courtyard on the south side of the building with a capacity of 990
Spring is around the corner and our schools are practicing tornado drills. This video is from recent tornado drills at OMS and East Elementary. Safety continues to be a top priority for Ozark School District and our families, which is why we've placed a $19 Million No Tax Increase Bond Issue on the April 5 ballot. If approved, the bond would allow us to add storm shelters to Tiger Paw, OHS & OMS. The storm shelter at OMS would also be used as classroom space, similar to East Elementary!
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 the Ozark School District would have a storm shelter. This would not only address safety, but help us accommodate growth.
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.
Paid for by Ozark School District.
Dr. Chris Bauman, superintendent, 1600 W. Jackson St., Ozark, MO 65721
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.
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