Bond Projects Overview

  • This bond proposal is a no tax rate increase, meaning the millage rate will remain at 7 mills. 

    It is important to note that the projects listed below are planned to continue through 2021. Many of the items are still in good, working condition and will continue to be used until they fail. For example, the football field is projected to last several years before needing replacement. It is scheduled to be the final project of this bond in 2021.

    Of the $29.37 million requested, $20.8 million will be spent on construction project needs, including building improvements ($17.3 million), furniture and equipment ($2 million) and school buses ($1.5 million). An additional $8.5 million will be spent on technology needs. The remaining $70,000 covers underwriting, legal and financial costs, less investment earnings. 

    Below you will find the comprehensive list of projects at each building or level.

    For more information, please choose a school or building on the Project Details by Building tab on the right. 
    You can also check the Project Timeline link for a breakdown of when projects will commence.

    Proposed improvements at all six elementary schools and the Dooley Center are:

    • Resurface parking lots which are crumbling and cracked.
    • Install underground storm water drainage. The current system allows for water and ice to build up on sidewalks and play areas.
    • Update classroom technology, student devices, and technology infrastructure when it reaches the end of its useful life.
    • Add flexible furniture to classrooms to allow for collaboration, small group instruction and personalized learning.
    • Replace classroom coat cubbies, many of which are original and broken, missing or falling apart.
    • Replace classroom cabinets, which are starting to break down from use and exposure to water.
    • Add air conditioning to gymnasium and kitchen. Gyms are used for assemblies, lunches and classes, and get very warm when several hundred students and teachers are inside. External doors are often propped open to help cool off the space, which breaches the buildings' security.
    • Install sound-absorbing gymnasium ceiling and add sound system to the gym. 
    • Improve playground equipment and resurface asphalt play areas which are cracked and crumbling.

    Additional improvements at specfic elementary schools are: 

    • Replace failing roof at Salk Elementary and Eisenhower Elementary, which is out of warranty and leaking. The roof is also failing around the many patches.
    • Expand the parking lots at Twain Elementary and Eisenhower Elementary to ease traffic flow and increase safety for students and parents.
    • Add a parking lane along the east side of the parking lot at Salk Elementary to ease drop-off and pick-up traffic.

    Proposed improvements at Richards Middle School are:

    • Resurface parking lots which are crumbling and cracked.
    • Install underground storm water drainage. The current system allows for water and ice to build up on sidewalks.
    • Update classroom technology, student devices, and technology infrastructure when it reaches the end of its useful life.
    • Add flexible furniture to classrooms to allow for collaboration, small group instruction and personalized learning.
    • Add air conditioning to gymnasium. The gym is used for assemblies and classes and becomes very warm when students and teachers are inside. There are no windows or doors to allow for better air flow. 
    • Replace parking lot lights outside of the Idea Lab, which are aging and inefficient.
    • Replace roof over 80’s wing and art wing, which is out of warranty and leaking.
    • Upgrade the HVAC system to better control the climate inside the school.
    • Replace stage curtains which are tattered and torn.

    Proposed improvements at Fraser High School are:

    • Resurface parking lots which are crumbling and cracked.
    • Renovate Fraser Performing Arts Center
      • Replace auditorium seating which is breaking and failing.
      • Replace stage curtains which are stained and torn.
    • Renovate pool area
      • Replace tile which is patched with tape and putty
      • Install climate control system to reduce humidity
      • Install sound-absorbing ceiling
      • Replace touch-pads and scoreboards for more reliable time-keeping
    • Renovate locker rooms. Many doors are missing or broken, making the lockers unusable.
    • Add flexible furniture to classrooms to allow for collaboration, small group instruction and personalized learning.
    • Renovate athletic facilities
      • Resurface tennis courts which are cracking and becoming uneven
      • Pave an access road to the soccer field and baseball diamonds north of the school
      • Install brick dugouts for the softball field
      • Replace aging scoreboards at the soccer field, baseball and softball fields, and football field
      • Replace football field surface when it reaches the end of its expected lifespan (in another five years)
    • Upgrade elevator to meet new safety requirements.
    • Update classroom technology and infrastructure when it reaches the end of its useful life.
    • Purchase laptops for all 9-12 grade students. Students have outgrown the iPads at the high school. A laptop will allow them to both consume and create projects and assignments and further allow for personalized learning.