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Frequently Asked Questions
What would the tax issue do?
The issue would pay for renovations and additions to the existing Yellow Springs High School/McKinney Middle School facility. The cost of the project would be about $12.7 million.

What would be built?
The facilities plan would renovate and add on to the Yellow Springs High School/McKinney Middle School campus, preserving the best parts of our heritage in that building and adding modern, updated learning spaces that would enhance the world-class education offered at Yellow Springs Schools.

What about Mills Lawn?
For now, Mills Lawn would remain in its existing facility on Walnut Street. The community strongly indicated in conversations with the board that segmenting the plan into two phases would make it more affordable for residents. 

Which parts of YSHS/McKinney would be renovated? 

Why do we need to change our school facilities?
Aging school facilities present challenges for our students and teachers that interrupt learning. Issues in our school facilities include leaking roofs, plumbing, heating and air conditioning regulation, poor air quality, electricity (limited outlets, circuit overload), plumbing (poor water pressure, restroom drainage, overcrowding hallways, inappropriate places for instruction, lack of storage, building security (intercoms, school-wide phone system, updated video surveillance), handicap accessibility, communication technology, acoustics, and parking and traffic flow.

When would new schools open?
If the bond issue is approved by voters on May 8, 

When is the bond issue vote?
Residents will vote on the bond issue on May 8.

How do I find out more information about voting?
You can find detailed information about voting on the Greene County Board of Elections website.

How much will it cost me as a taxpayer?
The bond issue would cost less than $14 a month for the owner of a $100,000 home, or about $164.50 annually. 

How is the budget for the project?
The project would cost about $12.7 million.

Why are we voting on this now?
There is an immediate need to address the facilities our children learn in every day. Buildings are plagued by issues like leaky roofs, plumbing problems, heating and air conditioning regulations, and limited security options.
The cost of construction rises each year with estimates that prices will increase by about 3 percent each year. Every year we wait adds to the cost of the bill.

Was community input considered prior to selecting this plan?
The Board hosted a series of meetings in 2017 with community members to discuss potential plans, present information, and hear community member’s thoughts and opinions. 
The Board also commissioned a scientific phone survey of voters in the district for further insight on the community’s opinions on educational facilities.

What if I have additional questions? Where can I get more information?
Additional information can be found in the links on the right-hand side of this page. For other questions or for assistance, please contact Superintendent Mario Basora at 937-767-7381.
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201 S. Walnut Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Phone: 937.767.7381
Fax: 937.767.6604
McKinney Middle School &
Yellow Springs High School

420 E. Enon Road
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Phone: 937.767.7224
Fax: 937.767.6154
Mills Lawn School

200 South Walnut Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Phone: 937.767.7217
Fax: 937.767.6602
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Yellow Springs Exempted Village Schools
201 S. Walnut Street
Yellow Springs, OH

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