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Bond Issue 

Milford Exempted Village School District has a 4.7 mill bond issue on the May 7, 2019 ballot.

What is a bond issue?

A bond issue is used to provide local revenue for construction purposes. By law, bond dollars can be used only for capital costs -- building construction and/or renovations, and major equipment purchases. It cannot be used for salaries or any operational expenses.

What is the difference between a bond issue and an operating levy?

Bond issues raise money that, by law, can ONLY be used for capital improvements (bricks and mortar). Operating levies generate money for a district’s day-to-day operating costs, such as salaries, benefits, and utilities.

What construction projects are covered by this Bond issue?

  • Build a new middle school (grades 6-8) to replace the obsolete Milford Junior High School
    • Due to the manner in which the building was constructed, it is no longer economically feasible to maintain the junior high and even more expensive to renovate than to build new         
    • Our junior high school was built in 1962 and is both undersized and outdated. We have teachers and students in modular units.
  • Build a new 1,000 seat auditorium shared by Milford Junior High School and Milford High School to accommodate student performances and school programs.

    • The current high school auditorium seats 390, which prevents even one grade level at Milford High School from attending a program or holding a class meeting. The high school has more than 500 students per grade.
    • Currently, band and music programs are held in the gymnasium which has poor acoustics and inadequate seating. A larger auditorium will accommodate performances by our exemplary drama, vocal, and instrumental music programs.

  • Convert current Milford High School auditorium to new learning commons/media center to better meet the educational needs of our students.

  • Renovate classrooms within the high school. While the main public portions of the high school were renovated in 2009, more than 60% of the building has not been updated in decades.

  • Replace high school HVAC/air handling system. Some of the HVAC equipment needing to be replaced is original to the building (built in 1965) and other portions were installed in 1990. A new system will more efficient and cost-effective.

  • Install new roof on a portion of Milford High School. The portion of the roof that needs to be replaced was installed in 1990.

  • Upgrade Milford High School gymnasium bleachers and floors last updated in 1990, which are at the end of their life cycle.

  • Replace outdated athletic facilities displaced by construction

    • The current wrestling facility (Robbins Building) and the weight room, locker rooms, and restrooms will be displaced by the construction project and will need to be replaced.

  • Upgrade and complete stadium renovation including new bleachers on the visitor’s side and new concession stand and restrooms.

    • The stadium lights and light poles are nearing their end of life and need to be replaced. The current visitor stands are 30 years old and need to be replaced for safety issues. The new stands will be ADA compliant and will expand the seating to meet increasing capacity needs.

The cost of completing these projects is approximately 98 million dollars to be financed through a bond issue. The Clermont County Auditor certified the millage rate at 4.7 mills. The cost of 4.7 mills on a home valued at $100,000 is $13.71 monthly or $164.50 annually.