Articles tagged with October 2012 ASBJ

October issue of ASBJ highlights the importance of building bonds

Perhaps only in Hollywood, does the phrase “If you build it they will come,” make sense. In contrast, school districts, must convince taxpayers to come along and help fund capital improvement projects before ever breaking ground.

It’s a tall order and an increasingly difficult one for districts in today’s political and economic climate. But a series of articles in October’s ASBJ illustrates how savvy school districts can improve their success rate, before, during and after launching a bond referendum campaign. 

Speaking of campaign, this month’s edition also features a special section on the 113th U.S. Congress and the issues these two chambers will face.

This probably goes without saying, but don’t forget to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6!

Naomi Dillon|October 2nd, 2012|Categories: American School Board Journal|Tags: , |

What would you do if your community was reluctant to pass a bond issue?

October’s ASBJ Adviser Poll asks readers to weigh in on this scenario:

A school district badly needed to repair and rebuild several school buildings, but the community kept voting down the bond measures. The school board had always been fiscally responsible and frugal— so frugal voters were not accustomed to being asked approve a tax hike. In the midst of yet another bond issue campaign, what should the board do?

Tell us what you think and cast your vote on our Facebook page.

Naomi Dillon|October 2nd, 2012|Categories: American School Board Journal|Tags: , , |
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