Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 10, 2013
School Bond Information #1
Oct. 8th Election To Decide If Proposed School Improvements & Expansion Will Proceed

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Proposed Features:
Build New "Upper Elementary" Building
* 4th & 5th graders move into new building (west of Herald)
* 1st and 2nd graders move from Wilson to join 3rd graders at Herald
* 6th graders move to modified Wilson Bldg.
* Middle school to have only 7th and 8th graders
Expansion and Improvements at Existing High School
* new practice gym
* additional 600 seats at existing gym
* gym air conditioning improvements
* new commons area
* old commons converts for media center and chorus
* weight room
* locker rooms
Technology and Transportation Improvements
Note: The following are the architect's "conceptional" drawings only and the final designs are bound to differ slightly as many changes are already being discussed with the process still in the early stages.
$20 Million Obligation Bond Would Require Slight Tax Increase / Construction Could Begin in 2014
Additional Details Will Be Released As Designs and Costs Are Refined Prior To The Election ... and public meetings will be held.
The existing CHS gym would be upgraded by converting the former stage/chorus room into a new seating area. Two or three rows of new seating would also be added along the south side of the old gym. A new practice gym and concession area would be added west of the existing gym. Numerous changes are planned for locker and weight areas around both gyms.
A new building would be constructed (west of the existing Herald/ECC buildings) to house the 4th & 5th graders.
The new commons area would be between the two gyms and would have a new larger kitchen to the north. The old kitchen would be converted into a concession area supporting both gyms. The old commons dining area would be split in two and house the chours room and media center.

Discussions continue on fixed "mall" dining features in the new commons area -vs- removable features to support large gatherings.
Potential "storm shelter" capabilities are being explored as design progresses.