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December 5, 2023 

The Kings Local School District Board of Education met in a Special Meeting on Tuesday, December 4. In that meeting, the Board officially approved the Master Facility Plan developed by the Community Advisory Team.

Here is a summary of the key points from the recent meeting and decisions made:

  • The plan addresses current capacity challenges and optimizes educational facility usage.   

  • The plan calls for building a new Kings High School and transitioning our three elementary schools (J.F. Burns, Kings Mills, South Lebanon) to K-3 schools.

  • Columbia Intermediate School will be expanded to house 4th-5th graders. 

  • The current Kings High School will become Kings Junior High for grades 6-8.

  • The Board approved putting a $142 million bond issue before voters on the March 19, 2024 ballot to fund construction.

  • The ballot measure will be for 5.971 mills, equaling $209 per $100K home value.*

*The community's actual financial impact is projected to be 3.50 mills or $123 annually per $100K of true home value. This is due to the proactive work that the District has done with financial experts to develop a plan that minimizes the impact on taxpayers while still addressing the critical infrastructure needs. The reduction of old project payments and a phased approach to new payments will allow for a smaller financial impact.

The District will be providing more information soon. Please visit the Kings Facilities Page on the Kings website to learn more.