Learn about the Capital Project at PTA/PTSA meeting Thursday, Feb. 21

Information about the 2019 Capital Project will be presented 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at a public forum hosted by the Golden Hill PTSA and the S.S. Seward Institute PTA.

This special joint meeting will be held at Golden Hill Elementary School. All are welcome to attend.

On Tuesday, Feb.  26, 2019 residents of the Florida Union Free School District will vote on a proposed $7,985,804 capital improvement project which addresses necessary building repairs, enhances learning spaces, and makes Golden Hill Elementary and S.S. Seward Institute safer and more secure.

After months of research and consideration, key repairs and improvements were identified and put into the plan, including the addition of safety vestibules; upgraded alarm systems; S.S. Seward library and locker room renovations; the restoration of athletic fields; parking lot paving; and air conditioning in school cafetoriums. The project also includes an array of infrastructure repairs to masonry, flooring and lighting.

If approved, a taxpayer with STAR and a home assessed at $200,000 will see an $11 annual increase in property taxes. The tax impact is lower – $8 per year – for those with Senior STAR.

Slightly more than 66 percent of the capital project is eligible for state building aid. The district also plans to use $2 million from its capital reserve fund to further offset the cost to taxpayers.

For more information, please visit the 2019 Capital Project Information page on this website.