Our Mission: Educating Every Student Every Day

Home of the Falcons

  Pay Schools yearbook   Event Calendars

Cross County clothing orders are available.  All orders are due August 28th by noon. Link: https://falconxc2019.itemorder.com/sale 

Football Clothing Order Website is now open until Monday, August 26 at 10:00 am. https://www.walloffame247.com/oa-bcig-high-school

 

OABCIG Proposed Bond Referendum Information 2019

The OABCIG Facilities Committee will present a petition to ask the OABCIG Board of Education to pass a resolution calling for a special election regarding the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $15.9 million to assist with funding district facility renovations and additions.  If a resolution is passed, there will be a special election vote scheduled for June 25, 2019.

On this web page you will find information regarding the projects that will be completed both with bond funds as well as current district funds.  There is also information about the tax impact associated with the general obligation bonds.  If you have any additional questions please contact Superintendent Matt Alexander by email at malexander@oabcig.org or by phone at (712) 364-3687.
 

Financial Fact Sheet                             Frequently Asked Questions

 

Would you like to ask questions about the upcoming bond issue vote?  Click HERE to submit a question.
 


Quick Facts:

Proposed Projects:

  • Update existing classrooms to modern learning environments
  • Addition of an approximately 585 seat auditorium
  • Addition of band and choir room next to the auditorium at the high school
  • Move Agricultural Education and Industrial Technology classes into the high school building and expand current shop area
  • Addition of locker rooms, weight room, and wrestling room at ground level and attached to the high school
  • Create secure entrance at the front of the high school building and consolidate high school and central office locations

 

Costs using CURRENT district funds (over next 3-5 years):

Academic Space Upgrades     
     Odebolt  $        1,350,000 Enlarge some classrooms, update flooring, ceilings, casework, countertops, lighting, mech. System
     Ida Grove            1,695,000
     Contingency, Administrative & Soft Costs               999,000  
     
               Total Cost from CURRENT district funds  $        4,044,000  

* Contingency, Administrative & Soft Costs Include: Design Fees, Fixtures, Furniture, Equipment, Site Survey, Geotechnical Exploration,

Construction Testing, Construction Contingency, Asbestos Abatement, etc.


Costs using BOND funds:

Other Academic Spaces     
     Band, Vocal, Atrium  $        1,840,000 New construction; reconfigure some spaces, update finishes, add sprinklers, update lighting, mech. System
     Agricultural & Industrial Technology Classroom               735,000
     
Auditorium    
     Building shell, HVAC, and electrical            2,100,000 585 seats; stage rigging & curtains included; A/V system, theatrical lighting, sound system, and furniture, fixtures, and equipment
     Complete interior            1,100,000
     Seating               225,000
     
Athletic Improvements    
     Locker rooms, wrestling room, fitness room            4,240,000 Construct ground level locker rooms, wrestling room & fitness room attached to the building.  Includes demolition of existing wrestling & transportation buildings
   
   
   
     
H.S. Secure Entrance & Office Consolidation               875,000 Consolidate HS & District offices in one space; create secure entry at the front of the building close to the parking lot
   
   
HVAC Installation at High School            1,020,000  
     
Contingency, Administrative & Soft Costs            3,665,000  
     
               Total Cost from BOND funds  $      15,800,000  


* Contingency, Administrative & Soft Costs Include: Design Fees, Fixtures, Furniture, Equipment, Site Survey, Geotechnical Exploration,

Construction Testing, Construction Contingency, Asbestos Abatement, etc.



TAX IMPACT AT $0.74 Increase in LEVY RATE (compared to 10-year average rate):

  1. Annual Tax Impact on $100,000 assessed value home is $38.53
  2. Annual Tax Impact on $100,000 commercial/industrial property is $66.60
  3. Average assessed value of an acre of ag land in Ida County is $2,393 as of 1/1/2017
  4. Annual Tax Impact on average acre of ag land in Ida County is $0.99
  5. Average assessed value of an acre of ag land in Sac County is $2,075 as of 1/1/2017
  6. Annual Tax Impact on average acre of ag land in Sac County is $0.86



HISTORICAL TAX RATES

Fiscal Year Former BCIG Former OA  
FY10 13.75399 13.83977      
FY11 13.75381 13.72070       * The overall estimated FY21 tax rate including the
FY12 13.71911 13.69483          bond issue would be $13.47 (Former BCIG) and
FY13 12.70060 13.48269         $13.26 (Former OA)
FY14 12.84544 12.80337         
FY15 12.62335 12.59816      * This rate would decline as valuations increase
FY16 12.37516 12.32906         due to wind turbines being added to the
FY17 12.31476 12.31358         district total valuation.
FY18 12.28371 12.03775  
FY19 10.97574 10.55750         Reduction due to district consolidation
10-year average 12.73457 12.73774  


Average School Tax Rate in Iowa for FY19 is     13.52%