The Dublin Board of Education took the first of two steps to get a combination issue on the November general election ballot.

Board members unanimously voted for an initial resolution declaring the necessity of a combination $195 million bond issue, a 2-mill permanent-improvements levy and a 5.9-mill operating levy.

The action is a request for the county auditor to certify the amounts and millage rates associated with the bond-issue request.

The next step will be a vote on a resolution to proceed with requesting the issue be placed on the ballot. That is expected to occur July 9.

If approved, the tax issues would mean district property-owners would pay $1,834 annually per $100,000 of valuation, said Brian Kern, district treasurer. Property owners are paying a tax bill to the school district of $1,627 per $100,000, he said.

Essentially, the funding request would be an increase of $207 per $100,000 of valuation over what district property owners currently are paying because the bond issue and improvements would be “no-new millage” issues.

The funding would help the district pay for more than $115 million in facilities, including two elementary schools, a middle school and high school additions.

Additionally, the improvements levy would fund an estimated $95.08 million in building infrastructure needs, the greatest of which are at Dublin Coffman High School.

Read the full story in the July 5 edition of ThisWeek Dublin Villager.