bond issue http://kbia.org en Columbia School District bond passes http://kbia.org/post/columbia-school-district-bond-passes <p>Columbia residents voted to approve the school board's $50 million bond issue on Tuesday, April 8.</p><p>The bond passed with 63.5 percent approval, coming in with just over 7,000 votes.</p><p>Superintendent Chris Belcher celebrated the bond's passing alongside winning school board members Helen Wade and Jonathan Sessions at Bleu Restaurant.</p><p>Belcher said he was very pleased with the community's support for the board's ten-year facilities plan.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:37:29 +0000 Hope Kirwan & Arial Ruffin 51047 at http://kbia.org Columbia School District bond passes Boone County residents approve $14 million bond http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-residents-approve-14-million-bond <p>The Boone County Fire Protection District will be able to renovate stations and purchase much-needed equipment after Boone County residents passed a $14 million bond issue on Tuesday by an unofficial 72% vote.</p><p>The $14 million bond will be paid off over a maximum of 20 years.&nbsp; It includes a 25-cent increase per 100 dollars of assessed valuation on personal property taxes and real estate property taxes over the first ten years. On the last ten years of the bond, the tax hike decreases to 10-cents per 100 dollars of assessed valuation.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:12:30 +0000 Brandon Kiley & Eric Kelly 51045 at http://kbia.org Boone County residents approve $14 million bond Boone County Fire Protection District requests $14 million bond issue http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-fire-protection-district-requests-14-million-bond-issue <p>Boone County’s Fire Protection District is requesting a $14 million bond issue on this April’s ballot in hopes of acquiring funds to purchase new fire trucks and renovate several fire stations.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:22:23 +0000 A.J. Feather 50884 at http://kbia.org Boone County Fire Protection District requests $14 million bond issue Boone County voters to decide on $2 million Harrisburg schools bond http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-voters-decide-2-million-harrisburg-schools-bond <p>Boone County voters will decide on Proposition 2 on Tuesday. &nbsp;The passing of the bond would grant the Harrisburg school district $2 million. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:15:00 +0000 Quinn Cochran 50883 at http://kbia.org Boone County voters to decide on $2 million Harrisburg schools bond Boone County voters will decide on $14M bond for fire district http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-voters-will-decide-14m-bond-fire-district <p>Boone County Fire Protection District officials will ask voters to approve a bond issue during the general municipal election this April.</p><p>Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp says half of the proposed $14 million bond would be spent on apparatus and equipment. The other half would go toward improving the fire district’s facilities. Voters passed a 12-year bond issue for the Fire District in 1998. After paying off that bond in 2009, the board of directors considered extending the bond issue, but decided not to do so due to the poor state of the economy.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:37:15 +0000 Sam Knef 48164 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools to seek $50 million bond issue http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-schools-seek-50-million-bond-issue <p>Leaders of the Columbia public school district plan to seek another $50 million bond issue in April, followed by new $40 million bond proposals every two years until 2020.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune <a href="http://bit.ly/GLgrLc">reports</a>&nbsp;the $50 million bond issue on the April ballot will require a 4-cent tax increase. The subsequent $40 million bonds in 2016, 2018 and 2020 would require no tax increase.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:43:41 +0000 Associated Press 41855 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Schools to seek $50 million bond issue Columbia considers 'community school' to close gap http://kbia.org/post/columbia-considers-community-school-close-gap <p>A Columbia school official is proposing the district start a &quot;community school&quot; to help poorer students improve their academics. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:27:43 +0000 Associated Press 41349 at http://kbia.org Ballot measures approved by school board http://kbia.org/post/ballot-measures-approved-school-board <p>A 40-cent tax levy increase and $50 million bond issue have been unanimously&nbsp;approved&nbsp;by&nbsp;Columbia&nbsp;school board&nbsp;members, to go on the&nbsp;April ballot.&nbsp;The move came at last night&#39;s&nbsp;school board meeting.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:36:15 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 6721 at http://kbia.org Ballot measures approved by school board