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MAY 20, 2014

40,821 students in 35 schools

• 7 th largest of 195 school systems in Georgia (9 th • 3 rd last year) fastest growing school district in U.S., 2005-2010 •

Growing at 1,700 new students a year

Ranked 179 out of 195 school systems for total per pupil expenditures

• Lowest in metro-Atlanta, $7,157 (FY13) •

Lowest millage rate in metro-Atlanta

Highest Graduation Rate among Georgia’s 20 largest districts

Highest district SAT score in Georgia

Academics and Accountability/CTAE Special Education Renovations and Improvements $1,400,000 $500,000 $31,286,996 School Safety Technology $2,000,000 $17,300,000

Transportation Additions and Modifications

Elementary: Middle: High:

$ 9,000,000 $4,972,800 $16,679,422 $60,041,300 New Construction

Middle School #10 (projected 2016): High School #7 (projected 2018):

$31,508,893 $56,640,000 Land for New Schools $16,500,000

These are proposed projects. All costs are proposed estimates.

* Earn $52,829,411 in state funding

Bond: 1992, 1995, 1999 and 2005

SPLOST: 1997*, 2001, 2006* and 2011

By 2019, the district will have only one outstanding bond issue.

Another option for funding is state monies. Using the 2014-19 Facilities Plan, FCS qualifies for $52,829,411. However, this does not cover all needs.

*Bonds issued

If the May 20, 2014 bond is APPROVED by voters:

• Funds would be available fall, 2014 and work would begin on projects at existing schools continuing until 2018. • The financing for this bond is structured to not increase the bond debt millage rate as long as SPLOST is extended by voters.

If the May 20, 2014 bond is NOT APPROVED by voters the proposed projects, including improvements to existing schools, school safety, technology and growth may not be completed.

Projected 2018 Enrollment: 48,929

April 28 – May 9 (M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm)

Forsyth County Administrative Building •

May 10 (9 am – 4 pm)

All Locations • • • • •

May 12-16 (M/W/F 8 am-5 pm and Tu/Th 8 am to 7 pm)

Forsyth County Administrative Building Cumming City Hall Hampton Park Library Sharon Springs Park Community Building Midway Park Community Building

Visit www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/bond

Voter Information

• Monday, April 21 last day to register to vote • Voting Day: Tues., May 20 (7 am–7 pm) at voter designated precincts

Bond Information

• PowerPoint, handout and video • Project details •

Enrollment Information

Financial Information