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Emporia Public Schools

2019 Bond

2019 Bond | November 5

Thank you for supporting our students and our schools. On November 5, 2019, the voters of USD 253 approved a $78 million bond election for much-needed improvements to our schools and a new early learning facility. Each current building will gain much-needed classroom space, additional areas for student support services, general building renovations, updated building systems along with adding high wind shelters and level II secure entries to buildings without such features.

Emporia High School

The project will build a new state of the art science department that will include a storm shelter. The existing science classrooms will be renovated into new special education rooms, updated classrooms, and collaborative student learning areas. Band, music and art rooms will be renovated. Work will upgrade building mechanical and electrical systems and repair the pool.

Emporia High School, bid package 1
• Construction will begin in June of 2020 with completion expected in November of 2020

Emporia High School, bid package 2
• Construction will begin in November of 2020 with completion expected in April of 2022

Emporia Middle School

The project will expand the 8th-grade wing a similar size of the 6th and 7th-grade classroom wings. An addition to the front of the building will bring the office to the front and provide a more secure building entry. A new gym with seating will be constructed. The current student commons and band rooms will be renovated. Work will upgrade building mechanical and electrical systems.


• Construction will begin in June of 2022 with completion expected in January of 2024

Early Learning Facility

Maynard will be replaced with a new state of the art early childhood facility built near Riverside Elementary. The new center will be specifically designed to serve the needs of young children in the district through play-based learning to grow social skills, coordination, and empowered learners. The facility will have expanded classrooms and learning environments, student support spaces, and indoor activity areas. Outdoor playgrounds will feature age-appropriate areas for play and exploration.

• Construction will begin in September of 2020 with completion expected in August of 2021

Elementary Upgrades

Walnut

The project will build a new storm shelter gym and four new classrooms. Existing classrooms will be renovated. The front office will be expanded for the necessary student support spaces and include a new more secure building entry. The kitchen will be expanded, and the current gym/cafeteria will become a cafeteria and multipurpose space. Work will upgrade building mechanical and electrical systems.

• Construction will begin in September of 2020 with completion expected in December of 2021

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Logan Avenue

The project will build four new classrooms that will include a storm shelter and a new cafeteria with a kitchen. Existing classrooms will be renovated. The front offices will be expanded to better serve the number of students in the building and provide for a more secure building entry. Work will upgrade building mechanical and electrical systems.

• Construction will begin in August of 2021 with completion expected in August of 2022

William Allen White

The project will build a new cafeteria, kitchen and multipurpose space to include a storm shelter. Existing classrooms will be renovated, and the front office will be expanded to better serve the number of students in the building.  Work will upgrade building mechanical and electrical systems. Additional off-street parking will be added.

• Construction will begin in December of 2021 with completion expected in February of 2023

Village

The project will build a new storm shelter gym and new front offices appropriate for this building. The existing gym will be renovated into a new media center. Minor classroom renovations will replace select cabinetry throughout. Work will expand the kitchen and upgrade building mechanical and electrical systems.

• Construction will begin in June of 2022 with completion expected in May of 2023

Timmerman

The project will build four new classrooms. Work will upgrade building mechanical control systems. 

• Construction will begin in March of 2023 with completion expected in November of 2023

Riverside

The project will build four new classrooms to allow for expanded special education rooms. Work will upgrade building mechanical control systems. 

• Construction will begin in March of 2023 with completion expected in November of 2023

Safety and Security

One of the safety components included in the scope of work is to ensure that all buildings have secure entries through the main office at all nine of the K-12 buildings. The bond allows us to complete that work at the five remaining buildings

All areas of new construction will integrate high wind shelters into the building plans. Building code requirements for constructing a high wind shelter requires reinforcing the walls and roof as well as placing additional protection on the doors and windows. Timmerman and Riverside are currently the only schools with high wind shelters

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