Edmond voters overwhelmingly passed two bond proposals on Feb. 14, 2017 to increase student safety, fund technology and upgrade and improve school buildings and campuses.
A significant portion of the bond money will be used to complete the process of having storm shelters on every campus to protect all 24,400 students and 2800 staff members. Edmond’s unique approach includes building the spaces that schools need (classroom additions, gymnasiums, media centers and band rooms) and reinforcing those spaces to serve as shelters.
At Summit, funds will be used to upgrade and improve the existing ground floor classrooms and hallways to serve as storm shelters.
In addition, existing science classrooms will be remodeled and new science specific equipment and furnishings would be purchased.
Other noteworthy projects in the 2017 bond proposal include upgrades to the football stadiums at Memorial High School and North High School which annually host hundreds of athletic, marching band and extracurricular practices, events and activities. Santa Fe High School received an upgraded stadium earlier this year.
For specifics on the bond proposal, go to http://edmondschools.net/district/2017-bond-issue/