Dublin City Schools are seeking a combination $195 million bond issue, a 2-mill permanent-improvements levy and 5.9-mill operating levy on the general election ballot Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Passage of the issue would increase district property owners school taxes by $207 annually per $100,000 of valuation, said Brian Kern, Dublin City Schools treasurer.

The funding request package would be an increase, but the bond issue and improvements are what often are termed "no-new millage" issues, said Kern, because they would go on the tax duplicate at the same time equivalent millage would roll off the duplicate.

Funding would go toward construction of more than $115 million in facilities, including two elementary schools, a middle school and additions to high schools.

If school district voters approve the tax issue an elementary school and middle school would be built in Jerome Village and a second elementary school would be constructed on Bright Road.

An estimated $95.08 million in building infrastructure needs would be funded by the improvements levy.

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning upgrades would be the highest cost for renovations at a little less than $21.7 million.

Improvements at Dublin Coffman -- the district's oldest high school -- would be the highest cost at a little more than $27.2 million.

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