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February 7, 2008
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Superintendent Pat Herald Described $8.9 Million Bond Issue Up For
March 4th Vote
chorus department (which entertained briefly at the Chamber meet) would benefit
from $58,000 for risers, sound system, lighting, etc.
VP: Don Hutchison
new 8 classroom addition is planned at Herald Elementary.
new 7 classroom addition is planned at the high school. One room is double size
and would be the computer testing room. A canopy would join the new "freshman
center" with the main CHS buildings.
new artificial field turf at Sallee Field is only a small portion of the total
proposed field turf (like the new turf at Skiatook, and many college & pro
fields) would have a drainage system that passes through the field surface.
The new turf would save ~$50,000 per year in field maintenance including mowing/water/sewer
costs. The pre-bid estimates for the new turf are between $685,000 and $720,000
which is only about 7-8% of the total bond package. The new surface would be
a hugh benefit to the CHS marching band program that currently practices on
the rough surface & wet grass of the parking lot with very limited time
on the main field. The soccer and elementary football programs and Wilson Elementary
would also benefit.
School's $8.9 million dollar bond proposal to voted on March 4th, 2008
would not raise the current school millage rate. The transportation portion
of the bond issue is required to be on a separate proposition on the ballot.
The transportation portion totals ~$400,000 and would include 4 new
77 passenger buses and 2 vans plus a digital video security system
on each. Current bus prices are about $81,000 each and are manufactured
third phase of the new track would add seating, pressbox, lights,
equipment and storage and finally allow track meets. The first two phase
of the track purchased the land and build the track surface.
Herald Elemantary classrooms now typically have 24-25 students with continued
growth. The new classrooms would help get closer to the 21/classroom recommendation.
The high school currently has 715-720 students in a space designed for
closer to 500-600 students.
for textbooks and technology would supplement the $57 per student textbook
funding from the state which is much lower than actual textbook costs.
Those supplemental cost had been coming from the general fund in the past.
updated bond information is expected from the school by next week.
Collinsville Chamber is promoting Collinsville businesses with a the bumper
sticker shown at left. A database of services and items available for
sale in Collinsville is being generated also.
will be no guest speaker at the March 6th Chamber of Commerce meet as
the members will share ideas for the coming year in a working session
(at the Library at noon).