Lindbergh Board Approves No-Tax-Rate-Increase Bond Issue Ballot Language
The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education voted on Dec. 19 to place a no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the April 2 ballot that will support building equity across elementary schools, much needed middle school renovations, safety upgrades districtwide and a K-12 agricultural STEM learning center on the Concord Farmers Club site.
Prop R (2024) is a $150 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue proposal. This means the district’s current debt service tax rate of $0.8330 per $100 of assessed valuation of real and personal property would not change.
If approved, Prop R will support:
Improved safety and security districtwide to match recent improvements at Lindbergh High School
Site improvements for traffic and parking districtwide
Remodeling at Sperreng Middle School, and Concord and Sappington elementary schools
Renovation of Truman Middle School
Construction of new, standalone gymnasiums/storm shelters at Crestwood, Kennerly and Long elementary schools
Construction of K-12 agricultural STEM learning center at Concord Farmers Club
Refinancing of existing leases
“Prop R includes several major, necessary capital projects that will create equity across buildings, increase safety districtwide and really set us up to be in good shape from a building maintenance perspective for decades to come,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tony Lake.
“We are also extremely excited to build a one-of-a-kind K-12 agricultural STEM learning center on the site of the old Concord Farmers Club,” he said. “St. Louis is rapidly emerging as a world leader in AgTech research and innovation, and we will leverage these local resources that are right in our own back yard to prepare students for success through real-world learning opportunities.”