December 21, 2014

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Avon Schools considers levy for new middle school

Avon Schools is considering building an approximately $33 million middle school to meet projected enrollment increases. The district may ask for a 2.5-mill levy in November to cover the costs of building it and capitalize on the slow construction market.

The levy works out to an additional cost of $75 per year to the owner of a $100,000 home. Volunteer members of the board’s strategic planning committe told board members that the new school, planned to be built on Long Road, would house sixth-, seventh- and eighh-grades and accommodate up to 1,200  students.

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students who attend classes in Avon Village School  would move to the current middle school building if the new school is built.

The current middle school houses sixth and seventh grades.

The board is expected to vote on the proposal in July.