2009 Bond Update

In November 2009 voters in the Putnam City school district approved an $80.6 million bond proposal to maintain and improve school buildings and learning environments. Voter approval of the bond proposal did not increase taxes.

The bond money is issued to the district in yearly increments. Projects began in in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Below is a listing of the time frame in which purchases took place or projects began.


First Release of Bond Money
January 2010

Elementary Schools

Complete
• Install new gym floors 
        - Overholser Elementary School 
        - Dennis Elementary School 
        - Will Rogers Elementary School 
        - Western Oaks Elementary School
• Replace partitions at 
        - Lake Park Elementary School 
        - Tulakes Elementary School 
• Replace flooring in areas of Kirkland Elementary School
• Installation of fire-suppression sprinklers at Overholser Elementary School
• Replace partition at Harvest Hills Elementary School
• Install Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant playground equipment at Lake Park Elementary School and Will Rogers Elementary School
• Restroom renovation and upgrade to meet Americans with Disability Act standards at Hilldale Elementary School 
• Upgrade the electrical system at Rollingwood Elementary School
• Convert old cafeteria into classrooms at Rollingwood Elementary School 
• Acquire property for a new school to replace Arbor Grove Elementary
• Construction of a secure entrance to Ralph Downs Elementary School
• Construct a new kitchen and cafeteria at Coronado Heights Elementary School
• Construction of secure entrance to Dennis Elementary School
• Construction of secure entrance to Kirkland  Elementary School
• Purchase of physical education equipment for all elementary schools

• Install Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant playground equipment at Coronado Heights Elementary School

• Construction of a secure entrance to Coronado Heights Elementary School

Middle Schools

Complete
• Replace stage curtains at Hefner Middle School
• Replace wooden bleachers at Hefner Middle School
• Replace canopies at Hefner Middle School
• Replace fascia at Hefner Middle School

High Schools

Complete
Expand the secure entrance office and band storage at Putnam City West High School 
• Purchase new band uniforms for students at Putnam City North High School
• Replace partitions at Putnam City West High School
• Construct an athletic facility at Putnam City West High School 
• Gymnasium improvements at Putnam City North High School 
• Construct an athletic facility at Putnam City High School

• Purchase of safety equipment for science classes at all high schools

Second Release of Bond Money
January 2011


Elementary Schools

Complete
• Replace partitions at Apollo Elementary School and James L. Dennis Elementary School
• Repair the foundation at Northridge Elementary School
• Install outdoor walkway canopies at Wiley Post Elementary School
• Construction of a secure entrance to Rollingwood Elementary School
• Construction of a secure entrance to Windsor Hills Elementary School
• Widen a hallway at Windsor Hills Elementary School
• Purchase and installation of new stage lighting and sound systems at elementary schools most in need
• Purchase and installation of new playground equipment at elementary schools most in need

In Progress

• Installation of geothermal heating and air at Northridge Elementary School (projected completion summer 2017)
• Install standing seam metal roofs at 
        - Tulakes Elementary School (projected completion summer 2017)
        - Northridge Elementary School
(projected completion summer 2017)

Middle Schools

Complete
• Install standing seam metal roof at Hefner Middle School
• Construction of a secure entrance to Kenneth Cooper Middle School
• Restroom renovation and upgrade to meet Americans with Disability Act standards at Kenneth Cooper Middle School
• Install standing seam metal roof at Hefner Middle School

High Schools

Complete
• Purchase of an acoustical shell at Putnam City North High School

• Purchase of safety equipment for science classes

Other

Complete
• Purchase of buses
• Acquire wheelchair lifts for schools
• Purchase of new school buses
• Purchase of security cameras and servers for use in schools
• Purchase textbooks
• Disaster recovery
• Paving repair or repaving as necessary at district schools
• Technology
• Classroom projectors
• New printers

Third Release of Bond Money
January 2012


Elementary Schools

Complete
• Construction of a secure entrance to Will Rogers Elementary School
• Installation of gutters, downspouts and ice stops at Ralph Downs Elementary School
• Repaving of Lake Park Elementary School east parking lot
• Purchase of physical education equipment for all elementary schools
• Purchase and installation of new stage lighting and sound systems at elementary schools most in need
• Construction of a secure entrance to Apollo Elementary School

• Construction of a new Arbor Grove Elementary School

• Install canopies outside the pre-kindergarten area at Harvest Hills Elementary School

• Installation of geothermal heating and air at Coronado Heights Elementary School
• Install a standing seam metal roof at Coronado Heights Elementary School
• Repair drainage problems at Harvest Hills Elementary School

• Repave the kindergarten play area at Overholser Elementary School
• Construction of a new entrance to east parking lot of Will Rogers Elementary School


Still to Come

• Installation of energy-efficient lighting fixtures, and ceiling grids and tiles, as necessary, at Northridge Elementary School (projected completion summer 2017)


Middle Schools

Complete
• New heating and air-conditioning units for a portion of Western Oaks Middle School

High Schools

Complete
• Installation of geothermal heating and air for much of Putnam City High School

• Construction of space for storage of band equipment at Putnam City North High School

• Installation of a standing seam metal roof at Putnam City High School

Other

Complete
• Purchase of security cameras and servers
• Purchase textbooks
• Purchase of new school buses
• Technology
• Technology requested by teachers at each school
• New computers
• Classroom projectors

• Paving repair or repaving as necessary at district schools


Fourth Release of Bond Money
January 2013

Elementary Schools

Complete
• Upgrade the electrical system at Harvest Hills Elementary School
• Installation of geothermal heating and air at Apollo Elementary School
• Installation of a standing seam metal roof at Apollo Elementary School

• Addition of restrooms at Northridge Elementary School

Middle Schools

Complete
• Install a new elevator at Mayfield Middle School
• Construct a track and revamp and improve the football field at Mayfield Middle School

• Construct a new drive to lessen congestion at Western Oaks Middle School and Western Oaks Elementary School

• Expand the cafeteria at Cooper Middle School
• Replace entry doors at Mayfield Middle School

Still to Come
• Install a small press box and bleachers at Hefner Middle School softball fields (projected completion summer 2017)

High Schools

Complete
• Upgrade the stage rigging at Putnam City North High School
• Upgrade Putnam City West auditorium and stage

• Install new heating and air-conditioning units for a portion of Putnam City High School
• Install new heating and air-conditioning units for a large portion of Putnam City North High School

Other

Complete
• Technology
• Technology requested by teachers at each school
• New computers
• Classroom projectors
• Purchase of security cameras and servers
• Purchase textbooks
• Purchase of new school buses

Fifth Release of Bond Money
January 2014

Elementary Schools

Complete
• Construct a new drive and sidewalks to lessen congestion at Dennis Elementary School
• Replace the exterior plaster portions of Ralph Downs Elementary School
• Install standing seam metal roof at Overholser Elementary School

• Replace windows in the Harvest Hills Elementary School Library Media Center

• Repave the playground at Harvest Hills Elementary School
• Replace flooring in areas of Lake Park Elementary School
• Replace the building fascia at Wiley Post Elementary School
• Restroom renovation and upgrade to meet Americans with Disability Act standards at Tulakes Elementary School

Middle Schools

Complete
• Install new controls for heating and air-conditioning at Cooper Middle School

High Schools

Complete
• Replace of windows and entry doors at Putnam City High School
• Replace of windows in the atrium of Putnam City West High School

Other

Complete
• Technology
• Technology requested by teachers at each school
• New computers
• Classroom projectors
• Purchase of security cameras and servers
• Purchase textbooks