2014 Bond Project Update

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, voters in the Putnam City school district approved a $120 million bond proposal to increase student safety, maintain and improve school buildings, ensure that students attend classes in well-equipped learning environments and strengthen school communities. As a result, funds were made available to allow Putnam City Schools to undertake 170 projects across the district.

The largest item included in the bond proposal was the cost of replacing the aging Capps Middle School. Student and staff safety was a big item in the bond proposal, too, with funds targeted toward construction of tornado safe rooms at nine schools. Voter approval of the bond proposal gave the district its first chance to have funds to begin constructing shelter space inside schools or adding on new rooms that can double as safe rooms.

The bond proposal was also big on basics, including funds for textbooks at all schools, computers and other technology for each school, remodeling of restrooms at 16 schools to meet standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act, renovating science rooms at all three high schools, roof replacement and replacement of flooring materials at a number of schools and purchase of new musical instruments and school buses.

The first release of bond funds came in January 2015. Bond funds are issued to the district in yearly increments, meaning funding was or will be available for other projects in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. In some cases where funding was available, projects have been tackled earlier than originally scheduled. Below are specifics on what projects are complete, in progress or still to come.


Fund Release 1
January 2015

Elementary Schools

Complete
• New media center/storm shelter at Lake Park Elementary
• New media center/storm shelter at Windsor Hills Elementary
• New early childhood education center/storm shelter at Hilldale Elementary School
• New roof, heating and air-conditioning unit replacement at Rollingwood Elementary School

Middle Schools

Complete
• Purchase of property for a new Capps Middle School
• Installation of softball bleachers and fencing at Cooper Middle School
• Replacement of sewer line and relocation of gas meter at Hefner Middle School

High Schools

Complete
• Re-roof remaining portions of first floor at Putnam City High School

Districtwide

Complete
• Textbooks

In Progress
• Safety and security
• Technology
• Roof maintenance
• Paving
• Fine art/athletics uniforms
• Musical instruments
• Student desk and chairs
• Flooring
• Food services equipment
• Heating and air-conditioning repair and replacement

Fund Release 2
January 2016

Elementary Schools

Complete
• New stage curtains at Kirkland Elementary
• New stage curtains at Northridge Elementary
• Replacement of chipped, bubbling gym floor with durable synthetic surface at Rollingwood Elementary
• Kitchen renovation at Western Oaks Elementary
• Playground resurfacing at Lake Park Elementary
• New walk-in freezer and refrigerator at Northridge Elementary

In Progress
• Repaving of west parking lot at Kirkland Elementary
• New stage lighting and sound system at Kirkland Elementary
• New stage lighting and sound system at Rollingwood Elementary
• New stage lighting and sound system at Tulakes Elementary
• New stage lighting and sound system at Windsor Hills Elementary

Middle Schools

Complete

• Hallway renovation at Hefner Middle School

• New roof at Mayfield Middle School

• Exterior restoration at Mayfield Middle School

Kitchen renovation at Western Oaks Middle School
• New kitchen roof at Hefner Middle School
• New roof over auxiliary gym at Western Oaks Middle School

High Schools

Complete
• Security fence at Putnam City West
• New roof for science building at Putnam City High School

In Progress

• Football field improvements at Putnam City North
• Renovation of stadium locker areas that serve football, soccer, track at Putnam City High School

• Football field improvements at Putnam City West
• Gym renovation at Putnam City High School

Districtwide

Complete
• Textbooks

In Progress
• Safety and security
• Technology
• Roof maintenance
• Paving
• Fine art/athletics uniforms
• Musical instruments
• Student desk and chairs
• Flooring
• Food services equipment
• Heating and air-conditioning repair and replacement

Release 3
January 2017


Elementary Schools

Complete
• Replace stage curtains at Ralph Downs Elementary

• Drainage improvements at Hilldale Elementary
• Bleacher replacement at Hilldale Elementary
• Replace stage curtains at Hilldale Elementary
• Replace stage curtains at Lake Park Elementary
• Replace stage curtains at Northridge Elementary
• Replace stage curtains at Tulakes Elementary
• Replace stage curtains at Wiley Post Elementary
• Replace stage curtains at Will Rogers Elementary
• Replace stage curtains at Windsor Hills Elementary
• Construct parking lot at front of Tulakes Elementary

• Drainage improvement at Kirkland Elementary School

• New elevator controls at Northridge Elementary
• Bleacher replacement at Kirkland Elementary School
• Bleacher covers at Lake Park Elementary
• Bleacher replacement at Northridge Elementary
• Bleacher replacement at Tulakes Elementary
• Bleacher replacement at Windsor Hills Elementary
• New sidewalk on east side of Wiley Post Elementary

Still to Come
• New permanent walls to replace partitions at Northridge Elementary
• Electrical upgrade and intercom at Tulakes Elementary
• Replace three sets of doors and windows at Wiley Post Elementary

Middle Schools

Complete
• Replace stage curtains at Mayfield Middle School

Still to Come
• Begin construction of new Capps Middle School (to include storm shelter)

High Schools

Complete
• New baseball press box/new dugouts for baseball and softball at Putnam City North

Districtwide

Complete
• Textbooks

In Progress
• Safety and security
• Technology
• Roof maintenance
• Paving
• Fine art/athletics uniforms
• Musical instruments
• Student desk and chairs
• Flooring
• Food services equipment
• Heating and air-conditioning repair and replacement

Fund Release 4

January 2018

Elementary Schools

Complete
• Replace stage curtains at Apollo Elementary

• Replace stage curtains at Coronado Heights Elementary

• Replace stage curtains at Rollingwood Elementary

• Bleacher replacement at Coronado Heights Elementary
• Bleacher replacement at James L. Dennis Elementary
• Bleacher replacement at Rollingwood Elementary

Still to Come

• New doors and windows at Apollo Elementary
• Rest room renovation at Coronado Heights Elementary
• Water line replacement at Coronado Heights Elementary
• Rest room renovation at James L. Dennis Elementary
• Playground resurfacing at James L. Dennis Elementary
• Water line replacement at Rollingwood Elementary

Middle Schools

Complete
• Heating and air unit replacement for Hefner kitchen
• Cafeteria renovation at Hefner Middle School

In Progress
• Cafeteria renovation at Hefner Middle School

Still to Come
• Continue construction of a new Capps Middle School
• Rest room renovation at Hefner Middle School
• Storm shelter at Cooper Middle School

High Schools

Still to Come
• Replace exterior doors and windows at Putnam City North

• New weight room and storm shelter at Putnam City North High School

Districtwide

Complete
• Textbooks

In Progress
• Safety and security
• Technology
• Roof maintenance
• Paving
• Fine art/athletics uniforms
• Musical instruments
• Student desk and chairs
• Flooring
• Food services equipment
• Heating and air-conditioning repair and replacement


Fund Release 5
January 2019


Elementary Schools

Complete
• Replace stage curtains at Harvest Hills Elementary

• Bleacher replacement at Harvest Hills Elementary
• Bleacher replacement at Overholser Elementary
• Bleacher replacement at Western Oaks Elementary
• Install bleacher covers at Wiley Post Elementary
• Acoustical treatment for Windsor Hills Elementary cafeteria
• Add door from main foyer to cafeteria at Overholser Elementary

Still to Come
• Rest room renovation at Apollo Elementary
• Rest room renovation at Rollingwood Elementary
• Construction of new car loop on school grounds to remove congestion from surrounding streets at Apollo Elementary
• Security door at Ralph Downs Elementary

• Security lighting at Ralph Downs Elementary
• Replacement of carpet in library media center, front entrance gallery at Ralph Downs Elementary
• Rest room renovation at Harvest Hills Elementary
• Rest room renovation at Overholser Elementary
• Pave school walking track at Overholser Elementary
• New heating and air units for gymnasium at Overholser Elementary
• New heating and air units clinic and office at Wiley Post Elementary
• Electrical upgrade at Wiley Post Elementary
• Electrical upgrade at Will Rogers Elementary
• Resurfacing of playground and east parking lot at Will Rogers Elementary

Middle Schools

Complete
• Replace stage curtains at Western Oaks Middle School

In Progress
• Install bleacher covers at Mayfield Middle School
• Install bleacher covers at Western Oaks Middle School

Still to Come

• Rest room renovation at Mayfield Middle School
• Heating and air units in east wing of school at Mayfield Middle School
• Rest room renovation at Western Oaks Middle School
• Storm shelter at Ralph Downs Elementary

High Schools

Complete
• Brighter, more energy-efficient lighting for tennis courts at Putnam City North
• New wind screens for tennis courts at Putnam City North
• Lighting improvements for Performing Arts Center at Putnam City North

In Progress
• Create new gymnasium entrance and storm shelter on north side of Putnam City High School

Still to Come
• Rest room renovation at Putnam City High School

• Remove old kitchen to transform two cafeterias into one at Putnam City High School
• Renovation of visitor basketball locker rooms at Putnam City High School
• New permanent walls to replace partitions in pods at Putnam City North
• Performing Arts wing addition/storm shelter at Putnam City North
• New, more efficient lighting at Putnam City West
• Create new gymnasium entrance on west side of Putnam City West
• Renovation of science rooms at Putnam City West
• Upgrade of electrical system at Putnam City West

District Buildings

Still to Come

• Construct Centennial Center for teacher professional development, administrative offices
• New roofing under the cooling tower at Putnam City Center

Districtwide

Complete
• Textbooks

In Progress
• Safety and security
• Technology
• Roof maintenance
• Paving
• Fine art/athletics uniforms
• Musical instruments
• Student desk and chairs
• Flooring
• Food services equipment
• Heating and air-conditioning repair and replacement

Fund Release 6
January 2020

Elementary Schools

Complete
• Replace main water line at Windsor Hills Elementary School

In Progress
• Construct a car loop at Overholser Elementary to reduce traffic congestion on streets near the school
• Replace carpet in hallways at Tulakes Elementary with quiet, no-skid, no cleaning, no wax solid surface floors

Still to Come
• Rest room renovation at Northridge Elementary
• Electric upgrade at James L. Dennis Elementary
• New doors and windows at James L. Dennis Elementary
• Replace glass panels with aluminum panels at Harvest Hills Elementary
• Construction of permanent walls to replace classroom partitions at Lake Park Elementary
• Reface folding partitions at Northridge Elementary
• Rest room renovation at Wiley Post Elementary
• Rest room renovation at Windsor Hills Elementary
• Rest room renovation at Western Oaks Elementary

Middle Schools

Still to Come
• Renovation of running track and construction of football storage building at Cooper Middle School
• New flooring for classrooms at Hefner Middle School
• New exit and emergency lights at Hefner Middle School
• Move electrical gear out of basement at Mayfield Middle School
• Replace elevator equipment at Western Oaks Middle School

High Schools

Complete
• New elevator in Science Building at Putnam City High School
• New elevator controls in main building at Putnam City High School
• Stage rigging upgrade Putnam City West

In Progress
Additional dimmer panel/electrical re-circuit for PAC at Putnam City North

Still to Come
• Flooring at Putnam City High School
• Renovate Old Kitchen to Cafeteria Space at Putnam City High School
• Relocate Kitchen to East Commons Area at Putnam City High School
• HVAC RTU's, Boilers and Controls at Putnam City High School
• New Water Meter and Associated Plumbing at Putnam City High School
• Science Room Renovations at Putnam City High School
• Renovate Restrooms at Putnam City North
• Science Room Renovations at Putnam City North
• New Water Service at Putnam City North
• Cafeteria Expansion / Storm Shelter and Serving Line Renovation at Putnam City West
• Renovate Restrooms ADA Putnam City West
• Renovate Media Center / Counsel. Office Remodel Putnam City West
• Extension of East Lot to Back of House Putnam City West
• Renovate Existing Basketball Locker Room Putnam City West

District Buildings

Still to Come

• Convert district administration building into an Early Childhood Center for pre-kindergarten students

Districtwide

Complete
• Textbooks

In Progress
• Safety and security
• Technology
• Roof maintenance
• Paving
• Fine art/athletics uniforms
• Musical instruments
• Student desk and chairs
• Flooring
• Food services equipment
• Heating and air-conditioning repair and replacement