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Jacksonville school district OKs $13 million bond sale

Jacksonville College District 117 faculty board accredited a $13 million bond sale Wednesday all through a unique session meeting, finalizing the bond perimeters.

The renovation projects can be done due to the fact of the on line revenue tax of the bond that the district is likely to be equipped to sell building possibly up to $13 million, he claimed. The district is anticipating receiving all around $12.1 to 12.7 million.

“It will entirely fork out for the Washington project and then provide additional dollars that we can use on a next facility,” Ptacek claimed.

$8 million will go towards Washington. The district will also be working with $3.5 million out of federal stimulus dollars known as ESSER money to offer for HVAC prices in the renovation.

A pair of months back, the district’s sale’s tax income experienced considerably elevated in contrast to other years and from that Steve Ptacek, District 117 superintendent, said it was from the on the net income tax starting up Jan. 1 was getting distributed back again to the local communities, one particular cent revenue tax that was passed in November 2014 was now generating income from on line revenue.


The January gross sales tax was distributed to the district until April exactly where Ptacek fulfilled with the municipal advisor where by they did an examination of the on line gross sales tax circumstance exactly where the district recognized that they could market a different bond to crank out funds to finish much more renovations of the district’s educational facilities. It would not charge tax payers just about anything, he extra, due to the fact it’s an on the internet sales tax that is now getting collected. It does not appear out of residence tax with no even further maximize to any gross sales tax.


Ptacek explained he gave the school board a presentation a pair months back about the choices they could do with the funds. The college board experienced by now accredited the renovation on Washington Elementary College. That would involves an growth and full renovation to the faculty.

The district is looking into stage three of the Vision 117 system, which is how to address Murrayville-Woodson Elementary university and the district is carrying out that by way of a group engagement course of action.

The neighborhood engagement approach appears to be at options these as either renovating Murrayville-Woodson, constructing an enlargement on South Jacksonville Elementary college, or closing Murrayville-Woodson university.

The 2nd facility will be determined from the group engagement piece, he stated, which could be possibly to expand on South Jacksonville Elementary, renovate or shut Murrayville-Woodson Elementary faculty.

The group engagement method and the initially first assembly ought to begin stop of July or early August. The committee is at this time getting developed by Ptacek.

The original aim was to have a conclusion by the committee in December but it could just take for a longer period into upcoming yr, he reported. There will be several engagement activities all over the tumble to make it possible for the District 117 group give their enter on which route the district should go. A ton of knowledge will be offered to the local community and the faculty board.

The excess $4.1 million to $4.7 million out of the bond proceeds will be applied in direction of shelling out for the remaining approach from the group engagement procedure, Ptacek reported.

“We hope to have the bonds being offered by the conclusion of July,” he claimed. The purpose is to have a bond sale July 27 with the district acquiring bond proceeds someday in mid-August.