The Brentwood School is putting Proposition B on the April 3 election, asking voters to approve the district borrowing $16 million for renovations to Brentwood Middle and High schools.
The ballot lists: constructing, renovating, repairing, expanding, improving, furnishing and equipping, for the schools.
According to the ballot language (below), “the adjusted debt service levy of the District is estimated to remain unchanged from the current debt service levy of 42.9 cents” per $100 of assessed valuation.
The school district has been contacted for a clarification — wondering what “unchanged” means here. Is there a current tax? And what does the “estimated” mean to taxpayers?
Shall the Board of Education of the Brentwood School District, St. Louis County, Missouri,borrow money in the amount of Sixteen Million Dollars ($16,000,000) for the purpose ofconstructing, renovating, repairing, expanding, improving, furnishing and equippingschool sites, buildings and related facilities for school purposes in the District, including,but not limited to (1) renovations and additions to the Brentwood Middle School andBrentwood High School complex and (2) Americans with Disabilities Act compliance,heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades, electrical upgrades and certainreconfigurations in school buildings and related facilities, and issue general obligationbonds for the payment thereof, resulting in an estimated increase to the debt serviceproperty tax levy of zero cents ($0.00) per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation? If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the District is estimated to remain unchanged from the current debt service levy of 42.9 cents ($0.429) per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.