Who can I call to find out exactly how much my real and property taxes will increase if the 5.75 millage increase is approved by voters? White County Tax Collector Beth Dorton Office: 501-279-6206 Cell: 501-827-3167 Beth@whitecotax.com
If you are unable to attend the Millage Public Meeting tonight starting at 6:00, you may watch it live at the following link: https://youtu.be/7twvsGucWY0. The livestream will start at 5:45 pm.
Did You Know? The proposed millage will allow the district to take full advantage of the state's Partnership money to provide a safer and healthier learning environment for K-5 students. Current elementary school has a number of issues: classrooms are smaller than state standards, power is lacking to provide for the technology of today, plumbing and site drainage issues, and lacks current security features. The approved millage will provide a state-of-the-art facility to equip our elementary students with 21st century skills in a safer, more secure environment. The construction of a new elementary will provide up-to-date facilities for all students K-12.
Good afternoon. We would like to remind you of the upcoming Millage Public Meeting tomorrow night at 6:00 p.m. in the MS/HS Cafeteria. We hope to see you there.
Did You Know? The existing funding sources are not adequate to complete the proposed projects. Since the last millage increase in 2003, Bald Knob Schools has completed the following projects using alternative funding sources with no increase in millage: Construction of a new middle school; Construction of a new safe room; Renovation of the early childhood center; Renovation of the red brick gym; Replacement of the elementary main building roof; Construction of an elementary corridor; Renovation of the auditorium; Construction of a new middle and high school cafeteria; Construction of a sidewalks and a walking trail for cross country and community patrons; Construction of a concession stand; District-wide LED lighting project for energy efficiency; Reroof fine arts building; Reroof bus shop building; Reroof ALE building; Security entrances for elementary and middle school; Equipped two playgrounds for the early; childhood center; District wide access control; Replacement of the high school HVAC units with improved fresh air return; Replacement of the elementary; cafeteria HVAC units with improved fresh air return; District wide digital/IP-based video surveillance system with 110 cameras and 2 NVRs
Your Questions Answered: Are the construction of the elementary school and/or relocating the power lines necessary? Yes. The elementary school has sections over 50 years old, and the main building built in 1976 is approaching 50 years of age. Any money spent on major renovations or systems replacement are only of a temporary nature and could be considered a poor use of funds due to the age of the school. The Division performed an inspection of the elementary school and the powerlines. The Division’s findings are (1) the Division approved both projects as necessary, (2) the powerline relocation is a safety concern and (3) the elementary school, due to its age and poor condition of most systems, qualifies for state Partnership funds for building replacement but does not qualify for state Partnership funds for systems replacements or partial renovations.
What is the district asking? We are asking for a 5.75 mill increase in debt service mills to construct a new elementary school and relocate power lines.
Good evening! A Millage Public Meeting will be held at the MS/HS Cafeteria on Monday, June 20th, from 6-8 pm. We are excited to provide a sneak peek of what Bald Knob could offer our kids and to answer any questions you have regarding the proposed millage. Please send any questions you have in advance of the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out our website for more information. As always, we value your feedback! Our Kids, Our Community, Our Future! Go, Bulldogs!
Join us for some Fun at the Lot on Friday, June 17, from 11:00-1:00 in the HS parking lot. There will be free books, food bags, face painting, and a bounce house. We can not wait to see you!
Friday is the deadline to register for the July 16 ACT.
Diplomas for this year’s seniors can be picked up starting Monday, June 13, 2022. Pickup hours are from 8:00-3:00, Monday thru Thursday of each week of June and July.
We are SHOUTING with excitement! Drumroll, please... Bald Knob School District was recognized as 1 of 11 districts nationwide to be named a Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase District! We proudly represent Arkansas as the only district in Arkansas to receive this honor. Capturing Kids' Hearts celebrates campuses where educators are exceeding expectations and creating an environment where students feel safe, connected, and eager to learn. CONGRATULATIONS and GO BULLDOGS!
Reminder: If you are interested in learning more about the May 2023 trip to Washington D.C., please join us tonight at 6:30 in Mrs. Goacher's room (#175) at the Middle School. We hope to see you there!
Bright Futures Kickoff is Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00 pm at the BK Community/Senior Center. Come join us as we build a stronger community to help our children and families be successful.
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Please come join us tomorrow in the high school cafeteria at 5:00pm for the high school athletic banquet! Go Bulldogs!
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Tickets for today’s Regional Softball game at Walnut Ridge can be purchased online at the links below. Go Bulldogs! https://gofan.co/app/events/606758?schoolId=AR11939
Today's Regional Softball game against Gosnell will be played at 8:00pm in Walnut Ridge. Go Bulldogs! Click the link below to purchase tickets for tonight's game in advance. https://gofan.co/app/events/606758?schoolId=AR11939
The deadline is quickly approaching! We thank you for considering joining the Bald Knob School District through School Choice. Parents must register their student before May 1, 2022. Parents will need to submit an application and proof of residence, such as a utility bill or mortgage statement, which bears the parent's name. Forms may be picked up at the administration office.