Project Scope

The May 7 bond proposal would address safety & security, a new Early Childhood Center, Building & Learning Efficiencies, and Athletics & Fine Arts Facilities. 

Below is a list of projects that the bond would fund at each building.

See the budget breakdown of these projects at the bottom of this page.


 

Riley Elementary

Riley Elementary has seen significant increases in student enrollment in its 57-year lifetime and is now reaching its maximum capacity. Space, infrastructure, and security issues would all be addressed with the proposed improvements.

Safety & Security

  • Secure entrance and office vestibule
  • Security camera upgrades
  • Rekeying and selective door hardware improvements
  • Expansion of door access control system 
  • Fire suppression upgrades

Building & Learning Efficiencies

  • Classroom additions to accommodate class sizes, create space for art and music opportunities
  • Main entrance enhancements
  • Renovations to existing classrooms
  • Media Center reconfiguration
  • Kitchen upgrades
  • Additional office and meeting spaces
  • Interior upgrades: flooring, ceilings, casework, and classroom furniture
    Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing upgrades, including wiring for a portable generator
  • Site and parking lot improvements

New Early Childhood Center

Preschool would be moved to a new Early Childhood Center at Oakview's site with age-appropriate classrooms and playground.


 

Eureka Elementary

Eureka is 66 years old. Bond funds would be used to first bring safety and security measures up to current standards and then to address the aged classroom and meeting spaces as well as exterior site issues.

Safety & Security

  • Main entrance improvements to include an addition of a secure entrance vestibule
  • Security camera upgrades
  • Rekeying and selective door hardware improvements
  • Expansion of door access control system 
  • Fire suppression upgrades

Building & Learning Efficiencies

  • Renovations to existing classrooms and spaces for art and music opportunities
  • Additional office and meeting spaces
  • Interior upgrades to flooring, ceilings, casework, and classroom furniture
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing upgrades, including wiring for a portable generator
  • Site and parking lot improvements
  • Playground Improvements

New Early Childhood Center

Preschool would be moved to a new Early Childhood Center at Oakview's site with age-appropriate classrooms and playground.


 

Gateway Elementary

Gateway’s building is aging.  Improvements would better support building capacity and best practices in security. Along with space and safety improvements, bond funds would update traffic flow, parking lots, and playground equipment.

Safety & Security

  • Main entrance improvements to include an addition of a secure entrance vestibule
  • Security camera upgrades
  • Rekeying and selective door hardware improvements
  • Expansion of door access control system 
  • Fire suppression upgrades

Building & Learning Efficiencies

  • Classroom addition to open up space, creating smaller class sizes
  • Interior upgrades to flooring, casework, and classroom furniture
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing upgrades
  • Site improvements including parking lots, a new entrance drive
  • Playground enhancements


 

Oakview Elementary

The bond proposal would fund security and site improvements to Oakview, enhancing safety and day-to-day efficiency. It would also provide a new Early Childhood Center on Oakview’s current site. 

Safety & Security

  • Main entrance improvements to include an addition of a secure entrance vestibule
  • Security camera upgrades
  • Rekeying and selective door hardware improvements
  • Expansion of door access control system

Building & Learning Efficiencies

  • Interior upgrades to classroom flooring and furniture
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing upgrades
  • Site improvements including parking lot upgrades
  • Playground enhancements

New Early Childhood Center

All preschool and child care programs would move to this new facility with age-appropriate classrooms and playground.


 

St. Johns High School & Middle School

The site of St. Johns High School and Middle School is a center for academic, extracurricular, and community activities. Bond funds would allow further advancements to these spaces to better accommodate activities there.

Safety & Security

  • Security camera upgrades
  • Rekeying and selective door hardware improvements
  • Expansion of door access control system 

Building & Learning Efficiencies

  • New equipment for Metal Shop and Wood Shop
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing upgrades
  • Improved flooring, partial ceiling upgrades and temperature control in the gyms
  • Classroom flooring upgrades
  • Site improvements including parking lot and athletic field updates

Athletics & Fine Arts Facilities

  • New multi-use turf field at the current soccer field
  • New restroom facility
  • New wrestling room
  • Improved lighting for multi-use field and track
  • Fencing improvements
  • Resurface track
  • New and additional tennis courts
  • General site improvements including utilities, sidewalks, and increased accessibility
  • New musical instruments
  • Upgrade auditorium lighting and stage

Transportation

  • Construction of replacement building to house all district buses
  • New buses


 

Cost Breakdown

The following graphics show the breakdown of estimated project costs.

Bond Budget Breakdown by Priority Category:

  • Safety & Security: 11%
  • New Early Childhood Center: 22%
  • Athletics & Fine Arts Facilities: 13%
  • Building & Learning Efficiencies: 54%

 

 

 

 

Bond Budget Breakdown by Project Site:Graphic of Bond Budget Breakdown by Project: Transportation: $4.6 million

  • Transportation: $4.6 million
  • New Early Childhood Center: $19.8 million
  • St. Johns High School: $23.0 million
  • St. Johns Middle School: $4.2 million
  • Eureka Elementary: $8.3 million
  • Gateway Elementary: $11.1 million
  • Oakview Elementary: $4.6 million
  • Riley Elementary: $16.4 million

Did you know?

We had to cancel school at Eureka in December because of a power outage. There was no generator to help!

With bond funds, we could equip the older elementary buildings with wiring for a portable generator to prevent this from happening.