Bond 2020 - Zero Tax Rate Change

  • In August 2020, the Hickman Mills community said yes to invest in HMC-1 schools with the passage of a $30 million bond issue for various improvements across the district.

    As outlined in a district-wide building assessment by our architect Hollis + Miller, there are infrastructure needs at nearly all of the district’s aging buildings. It tallies an estimated total of $108 million needed to address them all. A snapshot of each building is available on the district’s website. The bond would allow HMC-1 to address some of the issues including security, roof improvements, restroom renovations, HVAC improvements and improvements to playgrounds and athletic fields. You can find a link to potential bond projects here.


    As we move toward a bond vote on August 4, 2020, it is important to note the success of the $19 million bond passed by Hickman Mills voters in April of 2016. This bond allowed the district to address millions of dollars in deferred maintenance:


    • HVAC replacement at Smith-Hale Middle School and Millennium at Santa Fe Elementary
    • At Ruskin High school, the addition of four classrooms, site and roof improvements, restroom renovations, interior painting, weight room and locker room renovations
    • At Smith-Hale Middle School, an additional media center and secured entry
    • Compass Elementary relocated to the Baptiste building


    As it did in 2016, addressing the infrastructure needs of the district will help us provide the best and safest learning environment for students.


    Throughout this process, updates will be posted to the district’s website. You are also invited to send bond ideas, questions, or concerns to