Bond Updates

82 % of Center School District voters approved a $48 million no tax increase bond during the April 2, 2019 Election. The bond will allow Center School District to update: all district buildings to improve student and teacher safety and security, fund infrastructure maintenance projects, build a new Indian Creek Elementary and expand Red Bridge Elementary to accommodate enrollment growth.The bond will NOT RESULT IN A TAX INCREASE, but will continue the current level of property taxes. 

For more information about the list of projects that were a result of the facility audit, click on the Fact Sheet below. 

Construction Project Details

Early Childhood Elementary

Early Childhood’s design phase began in Spring of 2018. Leadership put a committee together made up of staff and parents to work with a team of Hollis and Miller architects to plan and propose design updates.

The results and proposals are listed below:

 Early Childhood Updates 

  • Expanding from 8 classrooms to 14
  • Creating a separate entrance and exit that sets the Early Childhood Center apart from Boone Elementary.
  • Adding a library
  • Re-configuring the current multi-purpose room/gym to create a larger place space that will also include a stage and kitchen. The space will offer more learning lab, fine and gross motor plan area possibilities.
  • Altering traffic flow to a one way traffic pattern with a designated entrance and exit, which will replace the two way traffic pattern in and out of the same access point on the west side of Boone Elementary.
  • Converting existing board room to four classrooms
  • Converting current front offices to two classroom
  • Adding new construction to create a safe and secure front office

Above are Hollis and Miller artist rendering to illustrate the proposed ideas: 

Timeline Overview:

October/November:  Center High School, Center Middle School and Boone Elementary will begin secure entry construction.

First Quarter of 2020:  Center Elementary and Center Alternative will begin secure entry construction.

Red Bridge expansion and Indian Creek new building preparation construction will begin.

Early Childhood expansion and redesign construction will start.

This will also impact Center School District’s Board of Education Room. Board meetings will temporarily be moved to Center Middle School until the new Indian Creek Elementary will open in August of 2021.

Staff and parents will receive more specific communication regarding individual projects as we get closer to construction dates. Thank you for your time and patience as we work to improve our buildings.

Boone Elementary

 

Timeline Overview:

October/November:  Center High School, Center Middle School and Boone Elementary will begin secure entry construction.

First Quarter of 2020:  Center Elementary and Center Alternative will begin secure entry construction.

Red Bridge expansion and Indian Creek new building preparation construction will begin.

Early Childhood expansion and redesign construction will start.

This will also impact Center School District’s Board of Education Room. Board meetings will temporarily be moved to Center Middle School until the new Indian Creek Elementary will open in August of 2021.

Staff and parents will receive more specific communication regarding individual projects as we get closer to construction dates. Thank you for your time and patience as we work to improve our buildings.

 

 

Center Elementary

 

Timeline Overview:

October/November:  Center High School, Center Middle School and Boone Elementary will begin secure entry construction.

First Quarter of 2020:  Center Elementary and Center Alternative will begin secure entry construction.

Red Bridge expansion and Indian Creek new building preparation construction will begin.

Early Childhood expansion and redesign construction will start.

This will also impact Center School District’s Board of Education Room. Board meetings will temporarily be moved to Center Middle School until the new Indian Creek Elementary will open in August of 2021.

Staff and parents will receive more specific communication regarding individual projects as we get closer to construction dates. Thank you for your time and patience as we work to improve our buildings.

 

 

Indian Creek Elementary

Indian Creek Design Elementary 

Hollis + Miller Architects, an integrated architectural firm focused on designing the future of learning environments, is leading the design and architect charge. A committee is working together to design the new building. 
Committee Members:
  • KarenOppliger, RA Hollis & Miller Senior Project Architect 
  • Rick Carpenter, Director of Operations
  • Dr. Angela Price, Principal
  • Dr. Michael Weishaar, Interim Superintendent 
  • Christina Medina, Director of Public Relations
  • Colleen McLain, Director of Technology
  • Deanna Smith, 3rd Grade Teacher
  • Christian Nord, P.E.
  • Heather Prewitt- Parent
  • Jason Geering – Parent
  • Marcie Calvin, Board President
  • Isabella Prewitt, Student
  • Asher Geering, Student

These are Hollis and Miller artist renderings to illustrate the proposed ideas:

The New Indian Creek Elementary is expected to open in August of 2021. 

Timeline Overview:

October/November:  Center High School, Center Middle School and Boone Elementary will begin secure entry construction.

First Quarter of 2020:  Center Elementary and Center Alternative will begin secure entry construction.

Red Bridge expansion and Indian Creek new building preparation construction will begin.

Early Childhood expansion and redesign construction will start.

This will also impact Center School District’s Board of Education Room. Board meetings will temporarily be moved to Center Middle School until the new Indian Creek Elementary will open in August of 2021.

Staff and parents will receive more specific communication regarding individual projects as we get closer to construction dates. Thank you for your time and patience as we work to improve our buildings.

Red Bridge Elementary

 

These are Hollis and Miller artist renderings to illustrate the proposed ideas:

Timeline Overview:

October/November:  Center High School, Center Middle School and Boone Elementary will begin secure entry construction.

First Quarter of 2020:  Center Elementary and Center Alternative will begin secure entry construction.

Red Bridge expansion and Indian Creek new building preparation construction will begin.

Early Childhood expansion and redesign construction will start.

This will also impact Center School District’s Board of Education Room. Board meetings will temporarily be moved to Center Middle School until the new Indian Creek Elementary will open in August of 2021.

Staff and parents will receive more specific communication regarding individual projects as we get closer to construction dates. Thank you for your time and patience as we work to improve our buildings.

Center Middle School

 

Timeline Overview:

October/November:  Center High School, Center Middle School and Boone Elementary will begin secure entry construction.

First Quarter of 2020:  Center Elementary and Center Alternative will begin secure entry construction.

Red Bridge expansion and Indian Creek new building preparation construction will begin.

Early Childhood expansion and redesign construction will start.

This will also impact Center School District’s Board of Education Room. Board meetings will temporarily be moved to Center Middle School until the new Indian Creek Elementary will open in August of 2021.

Staff and parents will receive more specific communication regarding individual projects as we get closer to construction dates. Thank you for your time and patience as we work to improve our buildings.

 

 

Center High School

 

Timeline Overview:

October/November:  Center High School, Center Middle School and Boone Elementary will begin secure entry construction.

First Quarter of 2020:  Center Elementary and Center Alternative will begin secure entry construction.

Red Bridge expansion and Indian Creek new building preparation construction will begin.

Early Childhood expansion and redesign construction will start.

This will also impact Center School District’s Board of Education Room. Board meetings will temporarily be moved to Center Middle School until the new Indian Creek Elementary will open in August of 2021.

 

Staff and parents will receive more specific communication regarding individual projects as we get closer to construction dates. Thank you for your time and patience as we work to improve our buildings.

 

 

Center Alternative School

 

Timeline Overview:

October/November:  Center High School, Center Middle School and Boone Elementary will begin secure entry construction.

First Quarter of 2020:  Center Elementary and Center Alternative will begin secure entry construction.

Red Bridge expansion and Indian Creek new building preparation construction will begin.

Early Childhood expansion and redesign construction will start.

This will also impact Center School District’s Board of Education Room. Board meetings will temporarily be moved to Center Middle School until the new Indian Creek Elementary will open in August of 2021.

Staff and parents will receive more specific communication regarding individual projects as we get closer to construction dates. Thank you for your time and patience as we work to improve our buildings.

 

 

Board of Education Meeting Room

This is Hollis and Miller artist rendering to illustrate the proposed ideas:

Timeline Overview:

October/November:  Center High School, Center Middle School and Boone Elementary will begin secure entry construction.

First Quarter of 2020:  Center Elementary and Center Alternative will begin secure entry construction.

Red Bridge expansion and Indian Creek new building preparation construction will begin.

Early Childhood expansion and redesign construction will start.

This will also impact Center School District’s Board of Education Room. Board meetings will temporarily be moved to Center Middle School until the new Indian Creek Elementary will open in August of 2021.

Staff and parents will receive more specific communication regarding individual projects as we get closer to construction dates. Thank you for your time and patience as we work to improve our buildings.

 

For more information about the list of projects that were a result of the facility audit, click on the Fact Sheet below. 

First page of the PDF file: BondFactSheet-District
First page of the PDF file: April2FAQWEB
First page of the PDF file: BondFactSheet-District_1

In preparation for the possibility of the bond, the District hosted a Facility Vision committee. The committee was comprised of parents, teachers, administrators, facility employees and members of Hollis and Miller. The group met over several months to assess the current state of Center School District facilities and explore possible options to enhance building safety, security and facility efficiencies that would lend to more flexible learning spaces as include necessary upgrades. The team drafted an official  District Facility Audit and presented the report to the Board of Education in September of 2018.

To view that presentation please click on the link below.

First page of the PDF file: FINAL-BOEVisionPresentation_201808272_1