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Kings Master Planning Process and CAT Team Facility recommendation

Kings Master Facilities Planning Process & CAT Team Recommendation

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. 

Watch this presentation from Kent Kashell of RBC Capital as he explains the ballot language on the March 2024 ballot.