$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 will be added to Ozark High School, if approved. Visit www.ozarktigers.org/bond for past updates on storm shelters at Tiger Paw and Ozark Middle School, as well as details about Question 2.

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OHS Storm Shelter

The storm shelter at Ozark High School would serve as physical education and practice space

  • Ozark High School will increase to more than 1,700 9th-12th grade students next year

  • The two existing gymnasiums will not accommodate all our physical education classes

  • Outside of school hours, the practice spaces can be utilized by student activities and athletics

  • The two-story OHS Storm Shelter would be located on the north end of the building near the greenhouse and wrestling barn with a capacity of 1,999

OHS Tornado Shelter for PE Classes and Practice Space
As you can see, there are a lot of kids in this PE class. As we move 9th grade to OHS next school year, our 2 current gyms will be full! If approved, our $19 Million No Tax Increase Bond Issue on the April 5 ballot will double indoor practice space at OHS and allow smaller PE class sizes.
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Indoor Practice Facility

If funding allows, we also plan to include an indoor practice facility located at the entrance to the Tiger Stadium.
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.
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.

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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.