Bartlesville School Bond Issue Would Make $48.7 Million In Improvements

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 9:40 am
By: News On 6

A special committee is recommending the Bartlesville Board of Education consider building a new 6th and 7th Grade Center and adding classrooms to the high school as part of a plan to expand and upgrade schools across the district.

The committee presented the $48.7 million bond issue proposal to the school board this week.

It includes 18 new high school classrooms in order to move sophomores to Bartlesville High School and 8th graders to the Mid-High School.

Those moves would mean demolishing Madison Middle School and closing Central Middle School to make way for the new 6th and 7th Grade Center.

Also in the proposal is the addition of eight new classrooms for Kane Elementary School, replace the cafeteria at Bartlesville High School and add facilities to Custer Stadium.

If approved by the School Board at its December 8, 2011 meeting, the bond issue would be placed on a February 14, 2012 ballot.