Davis School District Building Generations Bond 2022

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Voter Information

The Need: Address growth and repair and maintain existing infrastructure.
The Solution: A $475 million bond that will not increase the current tax rate.
The Results: The district completed 212 projects after voters approved its 2015 bond. 


Ballot Language

Before voting, it is important to understand the ballot. 

Some voters may be confused when they read ballot language that appears contradictory to Davis School Board's promise to keep tax rates steady with the passage of the Building Generations Bond proposal. 

Within the ballot language, voters will read issuance of the planned bonds will require "a property tax sufficient to pay debt service on the Bonds... in the estimated average amount of $269.10 per year."  Such language outlining existing tax rates is required on ballots by law, regardless of whether or not a tax rate increase is occurring. 

If passed, the Building Generations Bond will not cause a tax rate increase because rising property values, new homes and new businesses contribute to a broader tax base in Davis County. As long as taxable value in the county stays consistent or continues rising, families in Davis County can anticipate no tax rate increases with the passing of the 2022 bond.



Public Hearing

October 4, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

45 E State Street
Farmington, UT

All members of the public are invited to attend and participate.

Ballot Full Text

Shall the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the Davis School District, Utah (the “District”), be authorized to issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed ($475,000,000) Four Hundred Seventy-Five Million Dollars (the “Bonds”) for the purpose of financing all or a portion of the costs of acquiring land and equipment, constructing new schools and renovating and improving existing facilities; said Bonds to be due and payable in not to exceed twenty-one (21) years from the date of issuance of the Bonds?

Property Tax Cost of Bonds: If the Bonds are issued as planned (and without regard to the existing taxes currently paid for existing bonds (“Existing Bonds”) that will reduce over time), a property tax sufficient to pay debt service on the Bonds will be required over a period of twenty-one (21) years in the estimated average amount of $269.10 per year on a $534,000 primary residence and in the estimated amount of $489.27 per year on a business property having the same value.

As noted above, the District has other Existing Bonds for which a tax decrease would occur upon the retirement of the same, which may not occur if the proposed Bonds are issued. However, the combination of the scheduled retirement of the Existing Bonds and the issuance of the proposed Bonds, as planned, is expected to result in no property tax rate increase ($0.00) on a primary residence or business property within the District from current property tax levels.

The foregoing information is only an estimate and is not a limit on the amount of taxes that the Board may be required to levy to pay debt service on the Bonds. The Board is obligated to levy taxes to the extent provided by law in order to pay the Bonds. The amounts are based on various assumptions and estimates, including estimated debt service on the Bonds and taxable values of property in the District.



What The Ballot Language Actually Means

The board expects to issue the bonds over a period of five years.

The issuance of the proposed Bonds, as planned, is expected to result in no property tax rate increase ($0.00) on a primary residence or business property within the District from current property tax levels due growth in Davis County, increased property values and the  scheduled retirement of the Existing Bonds.

If the bonds are approved and sold, the current tax rate will continue.

Without the bond, the estimated potential taxes could decrease an average of $269.10 annually by the year 2032 on a primary residence valued at $534,000 or $489.27 on an equally valued business property.



Casting Your Ballot

Registered voters in Davis County have three ways to vote: in-person, by mail or through a ballot drop-off box.

In-Person Voting

Voting centers are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. 

Accessible voting machines are available and Davis County voters can participate at any of the polling locations below:

  • Bountiful Library - 725 South Main Street 
  • Centerville Library - 45 South 400 West 
  • Clearfield Library - 1 North Main Street 
  • Clinton Recreation Center  - 1651 West 2300 North 
  • Farmington Community Center - 120 South Main Street 
  • Fruit Heights City Hall - 910 South Mountain Road 
  • Kaysville Library - 215 North Fairfield Road 
  • Davis Conference Center (Layton) - 1651 North 700 West 
  • North Salt Lake City Hall - 10 East Center Street 
  • South Weber Family Activity Center - 1181 Lester Drive 
  • Sunset City Hall - 200 West 1300 North 
  • Syracuse Library - 1875 South 2000 West 
  • West Bountiful City Hall - 550 North 800 West 
  • West Point City Hall - 3200 West 300 North 
  • Woods Cross City Hall - 1555 South 800 West 

Vote by Mail

Registered voters in Davis County will receive a mail-in ballot about three weeks before Election Day. 

Voters place their completed mail-in ballots back in their mailbox after filling it out.  Ballots must be postmarked by the Friday before Election Day.

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Ballot Drop-off Boxes

Mail-in ballots can also be dropped off in Davis County drop-off boxes. 

They’re located across the county and will be open on Election Day.

Questions about the election process?

Check out the Davis County Clerk's website.