MAPS For Kids Projects

Project: Purchase of property for expansion of grounds at Putnam City High School.
Background: These funds enable purchase of 2.3 acres of property bordering the east side of Putnam City High School property.
Cost: $515,000 in MAPS for Kids funds.
Status: Approved by the Putnam City Board of Education at their Aug. 17, 2015, meeting. Approved by the MAPS Trust. 

Project: Purchase of property for construction of a new Capps Middle School.
Background: In 2014 Putnam City voters approved a bond proposal that included construction of a new Capps Middle School to replace the aging building now in use. MAPS for Kids funds will pay a portion of the purchase price of the property.
Cost: $470,000 in MAPS for Kids funds.

Status: Approved by the Putnam City Board of Education at their Aug. 17, 2015, meeting. Approved by the MAPS Trust. 

Project: Purchase of property adjoining Putnam City West High School.
Background:
The .65-acre property, comprised of a home and surrounding land, sits directly across the street south from the school’s baseball field. It’s part of a larger parcel of land that is already owned by the district. When the purchase of the property is complete, the district will own the entire 3.7-acre piece of land.
Cost: $221,580 in MAPS for Kids funds.

Status: Approved by the Putnam City Board of Education at their Nov. 3, 2014, meeting. Approved by the MAPS Trust.

Project: Completion of geothermal heat and air system at Lake Park Elementary School, installation of metal roof
Background:
Phase 1 of the project, drilling a well field for the geothermal system, is partially complete. Use of MAPS for Kids funds will substantially cover Phase 2 of the project, including drilling a well field to be used in heating and cooling the gym cafeteria and offices and construction of mechanical rooms to house geothermal heat pumps. Phase 2 also includes the pipe, plumbing, electrical connections and ductwork necessary to complete the system and put it into operation. Once the geothermal system is complete, a long-lasting, watertight metal roof will be installed on the building.
Cost: $2.6 million in MAPS for Kids funds.
Status: Approved by the Putnam City Board of Education at their Nov. 3, 2014, meeting. Approved by the MAPS Trust.

Project: Renovation necessary to create space for an Air Force Junior ROTC program at Putnam City High School.
Background: The renovation will create two classrooms, two offices and a storage area for Junior ROTC use.
Cost: $440,000 in MAPS for Kids funds.
Status: Approved by the Putnam City Board of Education at their April 15, 2013, meeting. Approved by the MAPS Trust.

Project: Construction of a secure-access entrance at Will Rogers Elementary School
Background: Will Rogers is one of few remaining district schools in which the main office is not at the front entry of the school. Instead, just inside the front doors at Will Rogers is a large foyer or commons area where four hallways meet and where students enter the open-sided library media center. Construction at the school will move the office to the front of the school where two classrooms now sit, and in turn convert the old office space into classrooms. Placing the office at the entrance requires that every person who comes to a school must enter the office to be greeted and screened by office personnel, preventing unchecked access to the building by visitors.
Cost: $333,030 in MAPS for Kids funds. The total cost of the job is $743,030. Bond funds approved by voters in November 2009 will cover $410,000 of the cost. The district hopes to cover the rest of the cost with MAPS for Kids funds.
Status: Approved by the Putnam City Board of Education at their March 14, 2013, meeting. Approved by the MAPS Trust.

Project: Construction of a new Arbor Grove Elementary School
Background: Most of the cost of building the new school will be paid for through bond funds. MAPS for Kids funds and district building funds will also help pay costs of construction.
Cost: $1.5 million in MAPS for Kids funds.
Status: Approved by the Putnam City Board of Education at their Jan. 7, 2013, meeting. Approved by the MAPS Trust.

Project: Purchase of school buses.
Background: These funds would be used in conjunction with bond funds and grant funds to purchase four school buses to transport students with special needs.
Cost: $150,000 in MAPS for Kids funds; $250,000 more in bond and grant funds.
Status: Approved by the Putnam City Board of Education at the Oct. 17, 2011, meeting. Approved by the MAPS Trust.

Project: Purchase of school buses.
Background: These funds would be used to purchase three school buses to transport students with special needs.
Cost: $312,387
Status: Approved by the Putnam City Board of Education at the July 5, 2011, meeting. Approved by the MAPS Trust.

Project: Analysis and repair of gym roof at Putnam City West High School.
Background: The gym was closed after a routine inspection found concrete broken off of beams that support the roof. The funds are intended to cover costs of a full structural analysis, plus, if necessary, replacement of the gym roof and floor.
Cost: $600,000
Status: Approved by the Putnam City Board of Education at the April 4, 2011, meeting. Approved by MAPS Trust.

Project: Construction for athletic fields at Putnam City North High School.
Background: This work includes a softball storage building and a mechanical vault for athletic fields at Putnam City North High School. The backflow preventer valve, a part of the irrigation system for all athletic fields, will be relocated inside the new building to prevent freezing in the winter months.
Cost: $123,000
Status: Complete.

Project: Construction of a softball complex at Putnam City High School
Background: Putnam City High baseball players and softball players currently share the same field. The use of MAPS for Kids funds would allow construction of a softball complex to include a field, fence, dugouts, equipment storage, field lighting, press box, concession stand and rest rooms.
Cost: $1,093,550
Status: Complete.

Project: Improvements at Rollingwood Elementary School
Background: These funds would pay for necessary improvements to electrical, water and sewer service at the school in anticipation of future work at the school.
Cost: $208,130
Status: Complete.

Project: Improvements at Putnam City North High School
Background: Funds are for two projects. First, funds would be used to replace the school’s hot water loop. The loop, which delivers hot water throughout the school, is currently made up of copper piping. The copper pipe, original to the school when it opened in 1978, too often springs leaks. The new loop would be made from PEX, a polyethylene piping material that is especially well-suited to hot water lines because of its strength and ability to withstand high temperatures. Second, funds would be used to replace the heating and air-conditioning unit on top of the school’s Performing Arts Center. The current unit is obsolete, requiring the district to sometimes fabricate parts in order to repair it. In addition, the unit sits open to the weather on the roof. The new unit would be enclosed in order to protect it from the elements and extend its usable life.
Cost: $164,300
Status: Complete.

Project: Upgrade of electrical services at Putnam City High School and Putnam City North High School
Background: Schools have greater needs for electrical power than they did years ago, meaning the wiring and devices that bring electrical power into a building must be upgraded. Much of the electrical equipment at the two schools was installed when the schools were first built. The work at the schools will include: 
    • New and relocated electricity distribution panels 
    • New control devices to check and regulate the flow of power 
    • New switching and interrupting devices used to turn power on or off 
    • New metering devices used to measure the flow of electric power 
    • New devices that are used to protect power service from interruption
Cost: $509,900
Status: Complete.

Project: Purchase of 78 automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
Background: An AED is a portable device used to restore normal heart rhythm to patients in cardiac arrest. It automatically analyzes the patient’s heart rhythm and provides a shock if one is needed to restore a normal heart beat. While the Putnam City has 27 schools, the district is seeking to purchase 78 AEDS so that larger schools will have several AEDs. Smaller schools will get one AED, and larger schools will get several. By putting AEDs in different parts of large school, an AED will always be close by should it be needed. There will also be additional AEDs that can travel teams and groups attending off-campus events. An Oklahoma law passed in April 2008 requires that every school have AEDs if federal funds or donations from private organizations make it possible. While a few district schools have received AEDS through donation, the district wishes to use MAPS for Kids funds to purchase adequate numbers of AEDS for every school in the district. The AEDs will be the same brand and model so that training and replacement of batteries and supplies can be standard throughout the district.
Cost: $123,810
Status: Complete.

Project: Supplementing bond funds and building funds for renovation and construction of locker rooms at Putnam City North High School.
Background: In February 2009 the board approved expenditure of $3,605,000 for construction of new locker rooms at Putnam City North. The cost was to be covered through a combination of MAPS for Kids funds, building funds, and bond funds approved by voters in 2005 and 2007. Additional MAPS for Kids funds approved by the Putnam City board in April 2009 will cover an increased square footage and free building funds for other purposes.
Cost: $689,000 in MAPS for Kids funds (estimate)
Status: Complete.

Project: Improvements to the athletic complex at Putnam City West High School.
Background: Baseball and softballs fields at Putnam City West are currently uneven, have
poor drainage, inadequate restroom, concession and press box facilities, and baselines that are not at precise right angles to each other. In addition, dugouts for softball players are too close to the field. MAPS for Kids funds would allow fields to be reconfigured and rebuilt with proper drainage and accurate baseline angles. A pressbox, concession stand and restroom facility would be built to serve both fields, and a building for grounds maintenance equipment would be constructed. Dugouts would be properly placed and new fences built. Because reconfiguring the fields would infringe on tennis courts, four new tennis courts with lighting and bleachers would be constructed.
Cost: $1.97 million
Status: Complete.

Project: Provide security features and expand the computer network infrastructure at Central Elementary School.
Background: MAPS for Kids funds would be used to cover costs of a burglar alarm, security cameras and the cable, connectors and other equipment necessary to connect classrooms and offices to the district network.
Cost: $307,000
Status: Complete.

Project: Supplementing bond funds for the construction of a new the kitchen and cafeteria at Rollingwood Elementary School.
Background: The 2005 bond election included funds for kitchen and cafeteria remodeling. At the Sept. 22, 2008, board meeting, the board approved $900,000 in MAPS for Kids funds to supplement bond funds to cover the costs of those improvements. However, since that vote the plan has been re-thought and the scope of the project has changed. The request for $900,000 in MAPS for Kids funds has been shelved. Instead of remodeling the existing cafeteria and kitchen, the plan now is to build a new cafeteria and kitchen on the southwest section of the school’s property. Board members approved a request for $1,352,900 in MAPS for Kids funds to be combined with bond funds in order to construct the cafeteria and kitchen.
Cost: $1,352,900 in MAPS for Kids funds (estimate)
Status: Complete.

construction of athletic facility at Putnam City NorthProject: Supplementing bond funds and building funds for renovation and construction of locker rooms at Putnam City North High School.
Background: In October 2005
Putnam City voters approved a bond proposal that included funds for construction of new locker rooms at Putnam City North. In March 2007 Putnam City
voters approved a bond proposal that included funds for construction of locker rooms for female athletes. However, increases in the square footage of the projects and increases in the costs of materials and construction since those elections have increased the cost of the projects to an amount greater than what is available in bond funds. The board’s intention now is to combine bond funds, building funds, and $750,000 in MAPS for Kids funds. The result would be renovation of existing locker rooms and construction of new locker rooms to create a 14,000-square foot facility with locker rooms to serve every athlete, male and female, who participates in an outdoor sport for Putnam City North.
Cost: $750,000 in MAPS for Kids funds (estimate)
Status: 
Complete.

Project: Supplementing bond funds for construction of a track at Hefner Middle School.
Background: Middle schools currently do not have a track on which to practice or hold meets. Those practices and meets currently take place at Putnam City Stadium, but scheduling practices and meets for middle schools while also meeting all high school needs is difficult. A track at Hefner would be for all middle schools to use, and could also be used by students at Hefner for physical education classes. The 2005 bond election included $150,000 for the construction of a track at Hefner, but increases in material and construction costs since that time caused costs to soar higher than original projections. The MAPS for Kids funds would be used to supplement bond funds for the construction of the track.
Cost: $280,000 in MAPS for Kids funds (estimate)
Status: Complete.

Project: Creating additional classrooms and offices in the Putnam City Center and replacing the elevator in the same building.
Background: These funds would be used to finish out a 5,000-square foot unused section of the third floor of the Putnam City Center so it could be used for the district's Strive program, allowing Strive to move out of the current facility on N.W. 23rd near Council. The funds would also be used to replace the aged elevator and elevator equipment currently in use in the same building.
Cost: $1,485,000
Status: Classrooms and offices are complete. Elevator work is still to come.

Project: Installing metal roofs at Lake Park Elementary School and Hilldale Elementary School
Background: Metal roofs last longer and are more energy-efficient than flat roofs currently on the buildings. In addition, pitched metal roofs create weather-safe space for geothermal systems, meaning no classroom space is lost in housing the systems.
Cost: $1,825,500 (estimate)
Status: A metal roof is in place at Hilldale Elementary. It's still to come at Lake Park Elementary.

Project: Establishing a daily living skills center at Putnam City High School
Background: The district needs to build a daily living skills center for severely intellectually disabled students at Putnam City High School. The cost includes equipping an existing room with electricity and plumbing necessary to hold a full kitchen, washer and dryer and other components of a daily living skills room.
Cost: $160,000
Status: Complete.

Project: Construction of a ramp at the front entrance of Western Oaks Middle School.
Background: Western Oaks Middle School needs a ramp for physically disabled students, staff and visitors to use at the front entrance of the school. Physically disabled students, staff and visitors can now gain access the school only through an entrance near the library in the back of the building.
Cost: $48,000
Status: Complete.

Project: Creating a band practice room at Putnam City High School.
Background: The band currently practices in a section of the cafeteria, which causes excess sound in nearby classroom areas.
Cost: $73,000
Status: Complete.

Project: Lighting upgrades in three middle school gyms, sound system upgrades in all middle school gyms 
Background: Upgrades are needed for school assemblies and performances. 
Cost: $291,553
Status: Complete.

Project: Replacement of scoreboards in 24 gymnasiums.
Background: Scoreboards are used for a variety of games and events at every level. The new scoreboards are necessary because parts are no longer available for many of the aging scoreboards now in place.
Cost: $172,000
Status: Complete.

Central Elementary as of April 2009
Project: Construction of a new Central Elementary School building
Background: Putnam City is using a combination of MAPS for Kids funds and bond funds to cover the $10,675,000 cost of replacing 76-year-old Central Elementary Schools with a new school building.
Cost: $1,675,740 in MAPS for Kids funds
Status: Complete.

Project: Renovation of science labs at Putnam City West High School.
Background: 
The science labs at Putnam City West High School are about 40 years old. Refurbishing and remodeling these six labs will allow for more student work space and better science instruction. Renovation will include new lab furniture, new flooring, new electrical, water and gas service, installation of new safety equipment, better ventilation and more proper storage of equipment and chemicals.
Cost: $628,600
Status: Complete.
Renovated Putnam City High auditorium
Project: Renovation of backstage area of Putnam City High School auditorium
Background: Funds will be used to the backstage area more functional and more safe. A dressing room will be moved from a second level to stage level. Rigging controls will move from stage level to a second level. A new scene shop will be built and the sloped auditorium roof will be leveled. For more information see the
Jan. 8, 2007, issue of Board Highlights.
Cost: $3 million
Status: Complete.

Project: Installation of artificial turf at three high schools
Background:
At Putnam City North and Putnam City West, artificial turf football fields will be installed. At Putnam City High, artificial turf installation will create a single field for baseball and softball.
Cost: $2,696,681
Status: Complete.

Project:
Upgrade of auditoriums at three high schools, Capps Middle School
Background: Funds will be used to replace outdated sound and light systems, replace worn carpet, refurbish stage floors, replace some seating and make other improvements in high school auditoriums.
Cost: $2,056,300
Status: Complete.

Project: Purchase of about 20 school buses
Background: Thousands of students each day ride buses to school. Newer buses mean less maintenance and greater rider safety.
Cost: $1,119,996
Status: Complete. 
security doors funnel visitors into the office
Project: Installation of secure access entrances at district schools
Background: These funds paid for changes at schools so that visitors to each school would be funneled to the school office. Visitors can gain entrance to classrooms and hallways only after being cleared by office staff.
Cost: $244,374
Status: All secure acess entrances to be funded through MAPS for Kids have been completed. Some schools will have secure access entrances funded through bond funds as part of larger construction projects.

Project: Putnam City Stadium improvements
Background: Improvements at the stadium include renovations of the track, press box and visitor’s restrooms. The track and the areas used for high jump, long jump and pole vault was replaced with a new rubberized surface. An upper level, restrooms and an elevator were added to the press box. The visitor’s restroom was expanded and modified to meet ADA requirements. In addition, a new scoreboard and two 25-second clocks were added to the stadium. The existing scoreboard was moved to the middle school stadium.
Cost: $1,919,501
Status: Complete.

Project: Replacement of iMac labs in elementary schools
Background: The Macintosh computers used by students in labs in each of the district’s 18 elementary schools were obsolete. They were slow, could no longer be upgraded and were expensive to service. New software was not available to run on the old computers. The project replaced old iMacs with 540 new models (30 per school) configured with educational software.
Cost: $999,913
Status: Complete.

Project:
Renovation of the HVAC system at Putnam City West High School
Background: The HVAC system at Putnam City West is in need of extensive renovation. This request would fund repair of the boiler and chiller and replace HVAC units throughout the building.
Cost: $1,450,184
Status: Approved by Putnam City Board in April 2004. Approved by the MAPS Trust. Project is in progress.

Project: Replacement of gymnasium floors in 11 schools
Background: For reasons of safety and aesthetics, 12 gym floors in 11 schools were replaced. The old artificial floors had bubbles, chipping and cracking that could have caused students to fall. Wooden floors had dead areas and had been refurbished enough that there was little more that could be done other than replacement. Gym floors were replaced at these schools:
» Central Intermediate School
» Coronado Heights Elementary School
» Ralph Downs Elementary School
» Harvest Hills Elementary School
» Hilldale Elementary School
» Kirkland Elementary School
» Northridge Elementary School
» Wiley Post Elementary School
» Windsor Hills Elementary School
» Central Middle School
» Putnam City North High School (both large and small gym)

Cost: $751,601
Status: Complete.

Project: Purchase of instructional technology
Background: The district understandably focuses its technology purchases on computers and related equipment. However, teachers still need other types of equipment to provide instruction for district students. These funds paid for equipment such as overhead projectors, VCRs, DVD players and recorders, video cameras, etc. Each of the district’s 27 school developed a list of needs; new equipment was purchased for every school.
Cost: $268,919
Status: Complete.

class in the new Putnam City AcademyProject: Renovation of portions of the PC Center to house the Putnam City Academy
Background: Putnam City Academy is the district’s alternative high school and typically serves 125 to 150 students. In its old space on N.W. 23rd, the Academy was at its limit in terms of students it can accommodate. The new Academy space in the PC Center allows the district to serve more students. In addition, larger classroom space is more conducive for learning. A more centralized location in the PC Center makes it easier for students and parents to get to, and the new location increases safety for students who no longer have to cross 23rd street.
Cost: $2,385,936
Status: Complete.

Project: Marker boards for schools
Background:
The marker boards replace cracked, broken and outdated chalk boards in several schools.
Cost: $264,085
Status: Complete

Project: Elevators for schools
Background: Elevators were needed to better serve students, parents and staff with disabilities at Western Oaks Elementary School, Wiley Post Elementary School and Putnam City West High School.
Cost: $293,953
Status: Complete.

Project: Fascia replacement at Lake Park Elementary School
Background: The top three to four feet of Lake Park’s red brick exterior was covered in a painted plywood fascia. Due to water infiltration, the fascia began to rot, which could have lead to further building damage. The fascia was  replaced with a waterproof material.
Cost: $150,066
Status: Complete.

Project: Phone systems for 18 elementary schools and four middle schools.
Background: The district installed new phone systems in all 18 district elementary schools and four middle schools. The new systems replaced antiquated analog phones with newer digital equipment driven by the district network. The advantages are cleaner reception, better quality sound and dependable service even if phone lines are down and fiber lines are cut. This purchase does not include a telephone in every classroom.
Cost: $225,324
Status: Complete.

Project: Fire supression sprinkler systems.
Background: Most buildings in the district were built before building codes required fire-suppressing sprinkler systems. Addition of sprinkler systems will provide greater protection for school buildings and learning environments our patrons have invested in.
Cost: About $3.1 million spent for fire suppression systems at 10 schools
Status: Approved by Putnam City Board in June 2003. Ten schools have had sprinkler systems installed so far. Requests for individual schools or groups of schools will continue to be taken to the MAPS Trust for consideration. The intent is to use MAPS for Kids funds to provide fire suppression sprinklers at all schools eligible for MAPS for Kids funds.

bleacher installation at Putnam City NorthProject: Bleachers in six school gymnasiums.
Background: Bleachers were replaced in gymnasiums in six district schools: Putnam City High School, Putnam City North High School, Putnam City West High School, Hefner Middle School, Mayfield Middle School and Western Oaks Middle School. The old bleachers had been in each school since the school was built, making some more than 40 years old. Safety concerns and the damage some bleachers were doing to floors were the reasons for replacement.
Cost: $470,516
Status: Complete.

Project: HVAC at PC Center
Background: The central HVAC system has to be installed before additional district offices could occupy the building. At the time of replacement,  the building contained the district enrollment office, visited by every family enrolling new students in the district, and the campus police, who provide help provide safety and security for district students, teacher and administrators. The long-term plan for the building calls for a number of district support functions to move in, as well as the district’s alternative high school.
Cost: $874,800
Status: Complete.

Project: Security cameras for all schools
Background: This expenditure enhanced security of our buildings and protects the investment made by our patrons.
Cost: $880,576
Status: Complete.

Project: Improvements to Putnam City High School athletic facility
Background: The baseball field had just one unisex restroom facility. An updated and enlarged restroom facility at the Putnam City High School baseball field was not only needed, but required. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires handicapped accessible restrooms. The city required a fire line and hydrant so the new facility would meet code. A new concrete pad was poured for existing aluminum bleachers, and the bleachers were relocated to the pad. A rolling counter door was added to the snack bar.
Cost: $191,758
Status: Complete.

Project:
Fire line and fire hydrant at Putnam City North High School
Background: To accomodate a new restroom facility and concession area at the softball field at Putnam City North High School, a fire line and hydrant were added so the new facility will be up to code.
Cost: $36,321
Status: Complete.
Buses purchased with MAPS for Kids fundsProject: Purchase of nine school buses
Background: These buses were obtained to replace older regular route buses and to serve as activity buses for schools. Thousands of students are transported on these buses. Newer buses mean less maintenance and greater rider comfort and safety.
Cost: $443,590
Status: Complete.