Nauvoo-Colusa has begun the process of building a new gym. This would be attached at the northwest corner of the building. This is something that has been needed since we closed the old elementary building in town and moved all of our students into this building. Currently we have one gym that is used for both Jr. High and Elementary PE classes. It is separated by a curtain with Jr. High on one side and Elementary on the other so that each has 1/2 of the gym. Our largest Elementary PE class is currently 26, with the largest Jr. High PE class numbering 37. This makes those classes extremely crowded and limits the activities that can be done during class. The gym is also used for any musical performances, many Pre-K Parent nights, Donuts with Dad, Morning with Mom, most home games, most practices, and any other event that requires a lot of space. By adding the new gym we would not only be able to separate our PE classes, we would also be able to greatly reduce scheduling difficulties for games, practices, and special events. We are very excited about the project and being able to expand opportunities for our students.
You may be curious as to how this would effect you. To give you an idea of what this would mean on your taxes, the following example may prove helpful. On a $100,000 home, it would raise taxes $84 per year. $100,000/3= $33,333-$6000 exemption=$27,333*.0031=$84.74 per year.
The assessment of farmland is not determined by the value of the farmland per acre, the productivity index is used to determine taxes. The state average productivity index is $200-$300 per acre. Using the middle of $250 per acre. $250*0.0031=$0.775 per acre, 80 acre farm=80*$0.775=$62 per year tax increase.
If you have specific questions you may direct them to Dr. Kent Young, or Dan Ayer at the school.