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Bond Information Presented
Herald presented information to the Collinsville Education Foundation trustees
at their meeting Tuesday in the Library.
February 14th, 2006
School District proposes to issue $5,510,000 in bonds to fund the following
project phases for:
- A New Early Childhood
- An 8 Lane Track
at the High School
- New Band Instruments
- Equipment and
Furniture and Fixtures
of School Pat Herald told the Education Foundation that several options for
growing and maintaining the school district had been considered, but state
mandated all-day kindergarten by 2010 was the driving factor in this bond
plan. Collinsville started an all-day kindergarten program at the beginning
of this school year but there were simply not enough classrooms on the Wilson
Elementary campus to allow all the children wanting into the program to participate.
Initial planning to build more classrooms at Wilson were dropped as practically
all existing playground area would have been eliminated. The current plan
has 18 new classrooms, a commons and offices being added just north of Herald
Elementary (and south of the Sportsplex). This facility would house the kindergarten
students and early childhood students. This would free up classrooms at Wilson
be a significant facilities improvement from the current
ECC at a former church at 10th & Oak.
Another planned improvements
in the bond issue is an 8-lane athletic track to be build north west of the
high school on property purchased in the previous bond issue. Collinsville
schools have never had a track facility and it would be a hugh boost to the
track programs at all grade levels here. The track would also be available
for public use when not in use for school activities.
New band uniforms and
instuments are also in the plan. Some Vision 2025 funds are still anticipated
to help with the instruments.
A 60% approval is required
for school bond votes so get out and vote Feb. 14th (Valentines Day) to help
our schools improve and stay ahead of Collinsville growth. -- Ted Wright
In the regular business
portion of the CEF meeting the following topics were discussed:
- June 8, 2006
has been set for the 9th annual CEF Golf Tournament (with a 10am shotgun
start at Bailey Ranch in Owasso). This is the major fund raising activity
for the year with revised numbers for the 2005
tourney now set at $12, 485 net with a supplemental contribution
from the Collinsville Masonic Lodge.
- A date has not
yet been set for the 2006 CEF Fun Run/Walk but it will likely be after
the start of school this year instead of a summer activity.
- New members are
encouraged to help support this organization that has given over $70,000
in grants to supplement education in Collinsville.
- Thank you notes
and letters continue to come in from teachers and students receiving
grants this school year