Residents in the Big Walnut Local School District will have the opportunity to support the construction of new facilities and renovations to current buildings.
Delaware County is the fastest-growing county in the state, and district enrollment could double in the next 10 years. Projections indicate that every grade level will be over capacity in three years.
The 8.3-mill bond issue would cost the owner of a home with a market value of $100,000 less than $25 per month, providing funds for a new elementary school and high school and desperately needed repairs and upgrades. These include safety and security upgrades, HVAC replacement and improvements to electrical systems.
There is no doubt that strong schools contribute to strong communities, and residents have helped ensure the district’s programs and curriculum prepare students for college, a skilled trade and the workforce. That’s why I encourage Big Walnut residents to continue the tradition of support, which has helped ensure the district’s programs in the past, and vote for the bond issue on Nov. 8.
— Rob Delane
Deputy Executive Director
Ohio School Boards Association