Hannibal Public Schools
No Tax Increase Bond Issue
April 2, 2019

Official Bond Issue Ballot Language

Shall the Board of Education of the Hannibal 60 School District, Missouri, without an estimated increase in the current debt service property tax levy, borrow money in the amount of Fourteen Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($14,500,000) for the purpose of providing funds to install, replace, and update the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and control systems at Hannibal High School, Hannibal Career and Technical Center, and Korf Gymnasium; to complete district-wide security and safety improvements; plumbing and electrical service improvements; to the extent funds are available, to replace windows, doors, and lighting system upgrades throughout the District; and issue bonds for the payment thereof? If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the School District is estimated to remain unchanged at $1.0700 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will this bond issue raise my taxes?

NO. Voter approval of the $14.5 million bond issue will not increase the District’s current debt service tax rate levy of $1.07 per $100 assessed valuation, which is dedicated to the repayment of bonds. This bond issue will honor that commitment. Legally, the revenue generated by this levy can only be used to pay the interest and principal on the existing and new bonds without an increase. Multiple factors allow for this no tax increase, including:
  • The current $1.0700 debt service fund is adequate to repay the existing bonds plus the $14,500,000 of new bonds by extending the levy nine years, but not increasing it above the current level. This is feasible due to growth in assessed valuation, $2,050,871 of interest savings from previous refunding and prepayment of existing bonds over the past two years, and low interest rates in the current manipulable bond market.
  • The District can expect to receive an AA+ rating by Standards & Poor’s Corporation on the general obligation bonds. Missouri school districts issuing general obligation bonds for construction purposes are eligible in most cases to participate in the State of Missouri Direct Deposit Program. This program provides each issuer with an AA+ rating.
Q. Why HVAC?

· Hannibal High School and Hannibal Middle School are the only schools in Northeast Missouri that does not have air conditioning.

· Our students have lost 77 hours or 10.25 days of instruction over the past 5 years due to heat release days.

· Classroom temperatures of 850 are not suitable for effective learning.

· Hannibal High School has 1,100 students and was built in 1933. 

· Hannibal Middle School has 850 students and was built in 1957.

· Students transitioning from 6th grade to 7th grade are not accustomed to learning in an environment without air conditioning.

· The main campus schools have steam boiler systems that if a boiler fails, school would have to be cancelled.

· If a boiler on the main campus should fail, the district would have to come up with $250,000 from our operational budget to replace the system.

· Aging systems do not allow for effective temperature controls.

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  • Welcome to the HPS #60 Webpage!  Please check here frequently for the latest updates on happenings in the Hannibal School District!

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Welcome to the start of the 2018-2019 school year!  The start of a new school year is always an exciting time, not only for students, but for families and our staff as well.  It is my pleasure to welcome the students, families and staff back, ready to continue the important work of preparing all students for a prosperous future.  

Our schools are excited to welcome you and your children to another tremendous school year here in Hannibal!  There are lots of outstanding things happening at our schools so be sure to check out the school websites, 
keep an eye on your mail and email, watch for flyers and other materials that will be sent home with your students the first couple days of school to let you know about many details to ensure that your student has a successful year!  You can also check out our district and school district Facebook pages which are updated regularly highlighting the activities that are going on in our school district.  

Our schools are also eager to welcome you as parents to partner with us in your child’s education.  You are encouraged to join our many Parent Teachers Associations (PTO) which is a wonderful way to participate in your child’s educational experience.

Our staff is eager to work closely with your child and to do so you can help us by ensuring that your child has regular attendance.  Our school district has focused on improving attendance as we know that they can’t learn  if they aren’t present.  We need your help by encouraging regular attendance.  Don’t forget that our school
district has one of the first on-campus health clinics, The PATCH Center!  If your child is not feeling well, you are welcome to drop by the clinic to see our Nurse Practitioner and other healthcare providers.  It is convenient and typically you get right in without having to wait.   When you help us make school attendance a priority, you 
help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, and have a better chance of graduating from high school ready to meet all that life’s challenges may have in store for them successfully! 

In closing, the Hannibal School District staff will continue to work hard to make our schools a place where your child wants to come each and every day to challenge themselves, to socialize and to achieve all that they can achieve as learners!  Our teachers and support staff are excited about the work they do every day with your 
children to help them learn and grow!  Our schools are lucky to have this talented staff and we are also lucky to have a strong community and supportive parents.  Together, we all care deeply about the success of our children - and our schools care deeply about our community and its success as well!  I am proud to be your Superintendent and will work tirelessly to make sure this school district is the absolute best it can be.  

I look forward to another great year! 

Susan R. Johnson


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** Thanks to everyone for making the 2018-2019 Meet the Teacher event a very successful one. **