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Bond Summary by Building (Click icons below):

2019 BOND ISSUE SUMMARY:

1ST BOND QUESTION - $41,750,000

1. RENOVATIONS TO FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:

- Safety/security

    • New controlled entrances at schools, installation of intruder hardware
    • Addition of multi-use storm shelter (used as cafeteria or gymnasium)
    • Address student drop-off at Lincoln, Jefferson, and Riley by moving main entrance to back of schools with new parking lots

- Expand/enhance five elementary schools

    • Early childhood added at all locations, including pre-k playgrounds
    • New playgrounds for all elementary buildings
    • Renovate bathrooms to meet ADA accommodations
    • Accommodate expanding needs, technology and infrastructure demands of lighting and electrical

2. RENOVATIONS TO GREAT BEND MIDDLE SCHOOL:

- Safety/security

    • New controlled and secured entrance at GBMS, instillation of intruder hardware
    • New storm shelter (at classroom addition)
    • Address student drop-off by relocating main entrance to back of schools, new driveway, new parking lot

- Build new Sixth-grade classroom wing

- Expand cafeteria and kitchen to accommodate larger student body (50% increase with 6th grade)

- Renovate/enhance to meet educational needs

    • Accommodate expanding needs, technology and infrastructure demands in electrical, lighting, HVAC and plumbing in existing building
    • Install all weather field and standard practice field, dedicated bleachers for GBMS
    • Renovate bathrooms to meet ADA accommodations

3. RENOVATIONS TO GREAT BEND HIGH SCHOOL:

- Safety/security

    • New controlled and secure entrance, installation of intruder hardware
    • New screen wall for safer student foot travel between GBHS & physical education classes in the Panther Athletic Center
    • Construction of two storm shelters, used for orchestra room and multipurpose space in PAC

- New orchestra space (storm shelter) and technology upgrade in Auditorium

- New expansion for health and wellness programs

- Renovations to accommodate expanded needs and uses – renovate kitchen, expand lockers, expand restrooms

- Renovate/enhance to meet educational needs

    • Accommodate expanding needs, technology and infrastructure demands in electrical, lighting, HVAC, roof, and plumbing in existing building

4. NEW CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATIONS TO WASHINGTON EDUCATION CENTER:

  • Safety/security
  • Demolish 100 year-old portion of Washington and build new in its place
  • New therapeutic learning classrooms, Parent-Teacher Resource Center w/Classroom (storm shelter)
  • Remodel 1980s wing for classrooms, therapy, controlled access and office
  • Remodel existing gym

5. SUPPORT SERVICES:

- Build new at DEC site – Transportation, Maintenance, and Grounds Building

    • Relocation of USD 428 departments and 15 staff members to DEC site
    • Storm shelter

2ND BOND QUESTION - $3,120,000

1. CONSTRUCT NEW GYMNASIUM AT GREAT BEND MIDDLE to accommodate 50% student population increase

- Build new gymnasium facility and locker rooms to meet the needs of increased student population (increasing student populations by 50% with addition of sixth-grade)

    • New construction includes gym, locker rooms, weight room, and re-task of existing small gym for multi-use and physical education classes

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