Q: What are bonds and how are they used?
A: School bonds provide funding for capital (building) projects. When a school district must borrow money
for capital improvements, the district must seek voter approval to issue bonds.
Q: What’s included in the Nov. 2 bond request?
A: The $40 million bond package includes the construction of a new 1st and 2nd grade school, and signficant
renovations at other facilities to allow the removal of 68 temporary classrooms which currently cost the
district more than $750,000 anuallly. This package will alleviate district‘s growth problems for the next 10
years according to demographers.
Q: What will happen to the grade clusters if the bond request is approved?
A : The new grade cluster configuration will be able to maintained for approximately 10 years according to
5 years of growth data from our demographer.
Q: Why does ZCSD need more money?
A: ZCSD is among the fastest growing school districts in the state. Demographers’ reports
suggest the steady growth of the district for the next 5 years. In order to maintain existing
class sizes, additional facilities will be needed. The district would also like to provide permanent
spaces for the 68 classrooms currently housed in temporary buildings.
Q: I don’t have children. Why should I be concerned about new school projects and renovations?
A: Good schools and providing a quality education are critical to everyone in our community.
Also, housing values are determined primarily by the quality of your local public
schools. Good schools:
• Provide a well-educated workforce to attract and retain companies to the area
• Have a direct impact on increasing volunteerism and strengthening our community, and
• Allow us to attract new families who provide the vitality and energy for our future
Q: If the bonds are approved, will my taxes increase?
A: The proposed bond issue will not raise the current millage rate.