Hancock County School District

No Anticipated Tax Increase

Bond Issue

 

Hancock County School Board adopted a resolution to call for a special election to approve the issuance of bonds to cover the cost of capital improvements which are necessary for safety and security at all schools. Because Hancock County has completed payment on the existing bonds used for the construction of East Hancock Elementary and Hancock Middle School originally issued in 1997, these bonds can be issued without raising school taxes which are the lowest on the coast. The election will be held on September 11, 2012.

 

Enrollment of almost 4500 students on 7 Campuses

4 Elementary Schools

    East Hancock Elementary 1999 (650 students)

    Hancock North Central Elementary 2012 (430 students)

    South Hancock Elementary 2008 (620 students)

    West Hancock Elementary 2008(400 students)

Hancock Middle School 2000 (1100 students)

Hancock High School 1990 (1300 students)

Hancock County Career Technical 1974 (546 students enrolled from HHS, Pass High and Bay High)

 

296 Certified Employees

256 Non-Certified employees

 

10 % increase in enrollment & 8% increase in employees and over $50,000,000 in construction and repair since Fall 2005 with a 7.11 decrease in millage.

 

These bonds issued in the maximum amount of $16,000,000 will provide for necessary safety and security improvements at all schools, and the timing of the bond issue takes advantage of current low interest rates and construction costs.  

 

The bonds issued would cover:

 

·         Renovation Upgrades

HANCOCK HIGH SCHOOL

Pavement for Band Practice Area

Canopy from Front of "B" Building to Parking Lot

Canopy from "D" Building to "E" Building

Enclose Sidewalks from "A" to "B" and from "B" to "C"

Remodel the Cafeteria Dining Area

Rework Drive at Bus Loop

Automatic Doors for "A", "B", "C", and "D" Building (Qty. 4)

HANCOCK COUNTY CAREER TECHNICAL CENTER

Canopy for Front Entrance

Canopies over Shop Doors

Repave Parking Lot and Loop Road

New Parking Lot for "E" Building

HANCOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL

Reconfigure Front Office/Lobby for Security

Site Improvements - Playgrounds, Athletic Fields, Lighting, Support Building

Canopy in Front for Student Drop-Off and Pickup

EAST HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Reconfigure Front Office/Lobby for Security

Canopy in Front of School

Outdoor Classroom

NORTH HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Overlay Parking Lot

Add Outdoor Classroom

WEST HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Site Improvements (trees, shrubs, landscaping)

Add Outdoor Classroom

SOUTH HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Site Improvements (trees, shrubs, landscaping)

Add Outdoor Classroom

 

 

·         Maintenance Upgrades

 

HANCOCK HIGH SCHOOL

A/C Pipe Replacement

Roof Repairs - Valleys, Gutters, Downspouts

Sewer Improvement to the High School and Middle School

HANCOCK COUNTY CAREER TECHNICAL CENTER

Replace A/C Heating Unit of Main Building

HANCOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL

Redesign of Roof at Front Entrance

EAST HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Drainage Improvements in Front of School

 

·         Transportation Upgrades

In Hancock County School District, each day 72 buses cover 1310 miles carrying 3040 children to and from school. 

Transportation Cameras/Radios/Upgrades

HANCOCK HIGH SCHOOL

Rework Drive at Bus Loop

HANCOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL

Canopy Extended in Bus Lane Area

EAST HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Reconfigure Car/Bus Lanes to Provide Better Traffic Flow

Resurface Outdoor Basketball Court

·         Improvements include Performing Arts Theater and additional classrooms at full capacity schools(HHS, HMS, HCCTC,EHE, SHE)

HANCOCK HIGH SCHOOL

Separate Front Classrooms in "E" Building to Create Classrooms & Office for Alternative School

Section the Back Two Classrooms in Building "E" for SPED and Curriculum Offices

HANCOCK COUNTY CAREER TECHNICAL CENTER

Additional Eight Classrooms

HANCOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL

Three additional classrooms added to 7th Grade wing

Three additional classrooms added to 8th Grade wing

EAST HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Additional Classrooms (4)

SOUTH HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Additional Classrooms (4)

Proposed Performing Arts Center

 

           Upgrades to Athletic Facilities

HANCOCK HIGH SCHOOL

Concession Stand/Press Box for Baseball Field

New Bleachers for Baseball Field

Concrete under Visitors' Bleachers at Football Field

Increase Home Football Bleachers by 25%/New Press box

Install New Concession Stand and Ticket Booth for Football Stadium

HANCOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL

Lockers Rooms at West Side of Gym

Soccer Field w/stands and Restrooms/Locker Areas

EAST HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

New Gym Floor Covering

Fencing to Enclose Playgrounds

Leveling Playgrounds and Installing Sod/Retaining Walls/Ramps/Steps

NORTH HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Renovate Gymnasium

WEST HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Walking Track

SOUTH HANCOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Walking Track

 

 

Without raising taxes and by taking advantage of low interest bonds we can get some necessary work done in the district now.