What about projects that I don’t see on the list?
While the middle school transition is a significant recommendation to come from the district’s CFMP process, not every project identified by the district as a “tier one” priority, particularly the renovation of our oldest elementary schools, would be covered in this bond issue.
These schools will be prioritized in a future R-7 bond issue. The district has also shared plans to renovate and upgrade LSR7’s remaining schools to future-ready standards in the future.
As part of the information-gathering stage of the bond process, the district also surveyed principals about facility and infrastructure needs in their schools this year. The district’s capital outlay fund, as well as future interest earnings from the bond, will be able to cover some of these needs.