The last several weeks I have focused my Pride article on the upcoming November 4th Bond Issue. I am excited about the potential of these projects. I went to discuss the bond with a group of men at a local restaurant. We had a great discussion about the bond, laughed, and told some stories. On the way out, one of the gentlemen shared "I just needed to know what it was going to cost me!" Therefore, today I'm going to share the costs. The Willard Schools tax levy has increased by only 5 cents during the last 10 years. In 2004 the levy was $4.04 and now it is $4.09. We are tied with Branson for the lowest rate when compared to other peer school districts:
- Branson $4.09
- Nixa $4.31
- Ozark $4.14
- Republic $4.28
- Willard $4.09
The levy increase is an additional $0.15 which would adjust the Willard levy to $4.24. Willard would no longer have the lowest levy but would be in the middle of the group. What will it cost the average Willard patron? If you own a home that has an appraised value of $100,000 the cost of the increase is $2.38 a month. If you own a 100 acre farm appraised at $4,000 an acre the cost of the increase would be $6.00 a month. I have shared with homeowners that the cost for that $100,000 home is less than a McDonald's Happy Meal and to the local farmer the added cost is less than a medium pizza at Pizano's in Willard. These additional funds allow Willard Schools to complete communicated bond projects. I hope this helps to make this issue easier to understand. If you have questions regarding the calculations please contact me at the district office.
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Get a group together and join us at the Care to Learn Panther Run on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Lots of fun and prizes for those who participate. Free T-Shirt. We challenge all buildings to get a group and join us to support Willard Schools!!!
FFA, FCCLA and Archery clubs are holding another scrapbooking fund-raiser. This event will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Click on this link for more information Scrap-a-palooza 2.pdf
Willard Fall Festival
Traditional Fall foods, activities, crafts, and country junk all to be enjoyed in the Ozarks Fall air. This event takes place October 25, 2014 from 10 am - 6 pm. Click on link for more information. our-town-fall-festival-and-country-show.html