Outstanding Issues Concerning Sloan Expansion
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We the undersigned Franklin Regional taxpayers have the following concerns about the proposed Sloan Elementary Campus, that would move all elementary children from the current three buildings to one location, adding a second elementary school adjacent to Sloan:
- A 9.54 mill projected tax increase over the next 3 years - affecting renters, homeowners, and businesses. As an example, a $200,000 home would owe $2,948 in 2017 taxes; in three years, taxes will rise to $3,257.
- That is just the first three years' taxes on our way to years of paying off a 54 million dollar new facility.
- Undisclosed and unknown costs to demolish Newlonsburg & Heritage Elementaries, to build a Wellness Center, to create more parking at the School Rd/Old William Penn campus, etc.
- Traffic Congestion – Sloan Elementary increases from 600 to 1,600 students, with at least double the teachers/staff, on small local roads that have no turn lanes.
- Two of three entrances for the proposed Sloan campus are on Crowfoot Road - a narrow, windy, hilly country road with a 10-foot dropoff, a 90-degree bend, and no berm.
- Double the amount of bus trips in that area per day (from 60 to 120).
- Double the bus ride time for students in the Eastern portion of the school district.
- Challenges evacuating 1,600 K-5 children in an emergency.
- Congestion with 1,600 panicked parents trying to pick up their children in an emergency and emergency vehicles trying to get through.
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