Proposed Projects for Potential Bond Issue
The current proposal is designed to relieve overcrowding, accommodate future growth and improve facilities for educational needs. Below is the list of potential projects initially considered for the possible bond issue. Based on feedback from staff and community, the Board of Education will make decisions on if a future bond issue is needed, when it is needed and what should be included.
New elementary school
New middle school
Needed to relieve current middle schools and the future growth coming to the middle schools from the elementary schools.
When enrollment numbers at the middle schools reach 800 students or 400 per grade level, the current middle school philosophy including programming, scheduling and delivery of instruction becomes a concern. With no growth factored into the enrollment numbers, an enrollment of 800 at the middle school is passed in the 2015-16 school year. If you include a conservative growth of 2%, an 800 student enrollment is reached in 2014-15.
The current 3rd grade class will be 7th grade students in 2015-16.
It takes 30-36 months to build a middle school. Therefore, to prevent major overcrowded conditions at the middle school, the District is being a little proactive and preparing for the growth it knows is coming from the elementary.
La Vista Junior High renovation
Major renovation updating overall facility, a four classroom addition, enclosing open classrooms, remodeling front entry for security, cafeteria renovation/expansion and more.
Papillion Junior High renovation
Golden Hills renovation
Renovation updating overall facility, remodeling front entry for security, preschool renovation, enclosing open classrooms, upgrading kitchen area to a finishing kitchen and more. The finishing kitchens at the elementary will allow schools to move from paper trays to permanent ware, will provide additional entry selections and will provide for a fresh fruit and vegetable bar.
Trumble Park renovation
Renovation including remodeling front entry for security, additional parking area, enclosing open classrooms, upgrading kitchen area to a finishing kitchen and more.
Parkview Heights renovation
Tara Heights renovation
Please note: The security design in all elementary proposals would include having the main entrance for the school go directly through the office area during the day so visitors cannot enter the school without first entering the office. The finishing kitchens in the above elementary proposals will allow schools to move from paper trays to permanent ware, will provide additional entree selections and will provide for a fresh fruit and vegetable bar.
PL South High School
Installing fiber connections among schools
District Stadium Upgrade
Activity space projects
Tennis court lighting
Total cost of all projects
What is the tax impact?
The exact tax impact is still being determined. However, it is estimated that at its highest the maximum possible impact will be no more than an increase of $55 a year for a home valued at $100,000. That is $4.60 a month.
Online input welcome! If you have a question or would like to provide feedback regarding the bond issue, please email email@example.com
. Coming soon…input will also soon be accepted via the District Web page and Facebook page!