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Blackwell’s proposed school bond passes following Tuesday’s election

Following Tuesday’s election in Blackwell, a majority of residents said YES to the proposed school bond.

According to the Blackwell Journal-Tribune, the bond passed with 80% of voters approving the renovation of the Blackwell High School and Campus. This bond is in the amount of $23,550,000.00 for 15 years. School Bonds are based on property taxes that is in the Blackwell School District only, not local sales tax. This bond issue is to replace the Elementary School Bond; which expires in June of 2022.

Posted below are improvements that the bond will help cover.

 

 

IMPROVEMENTS:

High School Building – Built in 1962

New Secure Vestibule Entry and Office Suite

New Kitchen

ADA Accessible Library Renovations

ADA Accessible Storm Shelter on the Ground Floor

ADA Accessible Restroom Renovations

Modernize All Classrooms (Solid Classroom Hallway Walls) Remove all Hallway Glass

Open Up Corridors

New HVAC

New Fire Suppression System

New Electrical

New Flooring

New LED Lighting

New Exterior Entrances

New Paint

New Window Film on the Study Center Windows, Making the Glass More Difficult to See In

New Ceiling in Study Center

New Lockers

New Entry Parking

 

Auditorium Building – Built in 1968

ADA Accessible Restroom Renovations

New Store Front

New Doors

Demo Brick Planters and Pavers

New Paint and Ceilings in Lobby

New Carpet and Seating in Auditorium

New Stage Sound and Lighting

New House Lighting

New Paint

New HVAC

 

Band & Vocal Rooms – Built in 1968

New HVAC

New Doors

New Instrument Storage

New Flooring

ADA Accessible Restrooms Renovations

New Ceiling and Lights

New Paint

 

VoAg – Wood Shop – Built in 1970

New Front Exterior Doors and Windows

New Flooring

New Ceilings

New Paint

Practice Gym – Built in 1968

New Entry Canopy with New Vestibule

New Interior and Exterior Paint

New Front Concrete Sidewalk

Heating Improvements

 

Football Facilities (South Side) – Built Around 1952

New ADA Access Ramp

New ADA Seating Platform

New All Aluminum Seating

New Press Box

New Building Which Would Consist of ADA Restrooms, Concession Stand and Football Locker Room

 

Roofing 

High School B and C wing

Auditorium High Roof

Vo-Ag – Wood Shop

These are the remaining roofs that were not replaced 3 years ago.   Everything on campus will now have a roof that has a warranty on it.

 

Middle School

HVAC Improvements

 

Graphics of the proposal can be seen on the Blackwell Public School’s Facebook Page by clicking here.