1.58 million to provide:

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HUBBARSTON Tues, Jan. 22 @ 7:00 pm HARDWICK Wed, Jan. 23 @ 7:00 pm NEW BRAINTREE Tues, Jan. 29 @ 7:00 pm OAKHAM Wed, Jan. 30 @ 7:00 pm BARRE Thur, Feb. 7 @ 7:00 pm

A robust network capable of current and future demands Computers, Software, Printers, Smart boards, etc. Connecting all schools through a secure network District communication system that meets current safety and communication needs

Additional 2 million during 10 year program to provide:
Maintenance Additional hardware / software Software licensing (yearly) Staff training and program implementation

HUBBARSTON Tues Feb 5 at 7:00 - Debt Exclusion Vote Tues Feb 12 at 7:00 - Spec. Town Mtg HARDWICK Mon, Jan. 28 @ 7:00 - Spec. Town Mtg NEW BRAINTREE Mon, Feb. 11 @ 7:00 - Spec. Town Mtg BARRE Tues, Feb. 12 @ 7:00 - Spec. Town Mtg OAKHAM Wed, Feb. 13 @ 7:30 - Spec. Town Mtg




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What Is Our Technology Need?
Our network infrastructure was installed during construction proj ects 15-18 years ago and was not designed for today’s needs To provide our students with the educational tools and skills other Massachusetts students are currently benefiting from To align our use of technology for instruction with state guidelines. To provide online education oppor tunities beyond the classroom


How Will Our Students Benefit?
Students to computer ratios will improve from x to x Students will be able to investigate and present ideas and skills using a variety of electronic resources Students’ instruction can be directly coordinated with their assessment results ? Today’s learning styles To prepare our students for a post high school world of education and work that is dominated by technology

How Will We Pay For It?
1.58 million - funded by 2 bonds - (1) 5 year bond for software / hardware - (1) 10 year bond for network / communication system QRSD will pay from district funds - 100% of bond payment in year 1 - 40% of bond payment in year 2 - 20% of bond payment in year 3 Additionally, QRSD anticipates spending xx from district funds to support, maintain and expand technology during the 10 yr period

How Does Decreasing School Debt Help Us Afford The Tech Bond?
If you review the chart you will see that during the 10 year term of the Technology bond every town will pay significantly less for school debt assessment due to the retirement of other school bonds. So, even with the Technology Bond you will be paying less in school related debt over the next 10 year period.
Reduction to debt obligation due to elementary payoff
Reduction to debt oblig. due to increased state reimbursement to MHS

Anticipated debt obligation of Tech Bond

Net tax Impact of school debt obligation

Barre Hardwick Hubbardston New Braintree Oakham

-$323,608.60 -$219,766.28 -$190,761.15 -$0 -$153,816.97

-$829,090.56 -$354,401.90 -$637,814.17 -$141,276.39 -$318,880.98

$488,547 $217,792 $409,350 $81,672 $183,638

-$664,152.16 -$356,376.18 -$469,225.32 -$59,604.39 -$289,059.95