The Missouri State Auditor's website lists every General Obligation (GO) Bond issued in Missouri since 1999, with a few exceptions. If you want to know what school bonds have been issued in your child’s district — or in a district where your family might relocate — you can visit this link.
Learn More: What is a School Bond Issue?
Features of the Missouri State Auditor’s Bond List
· Search for bonds by the year they were issued
· See a comprehensive list of school bond issues by district
· Access each bond’s Bond Registration Report, which includes:
o Name of district
o Amount of bond
o Date of issue
o Interest rates
o Purpose of bond
o ...and more
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Why You’d Want to Use the Auditor’s Bond List
The Missouri State Auditor’s website shows you what bonds have been issued in your district, and the site can be helpful for understanding how bonds might affect your local taxes.
One of the most important features of the State Auditor’s website is the Bond Registration Report. Every registered bond has a Bond Registration Report that explains the original stated purpose of the bond. Because bonds can only be used for the purpose(s) stated on the ballot, your district may not use bond money for any purposes other than those in the Bond Registration Report.
Click on the name of your local school district on the Bond Registration List to access your school district’s bond registration report*. If you have any doubts about how your district has used bond money, check its Bond Registration Report to read the bond’s original stated purpose.
*Note that some school districts have multiple active bonds. To find for all of the past and present bond issues in your local district, enter your school district into the search bar and choose “Between 1999 and 2015”.
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Posted on Fri, April 10, 2015
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