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STARS: 2011 Bond Program
Providing Schools, Technology and Renovations for Students
Thanks to district patrons, students and staff now see their futures in the STARS, which is an acronym to summarize the district’s 2011 bond issue. STARS stands for Schools, Technology and Renovations for Students, and progress on the program can already be seen. The $39 million bond issue was approved by district patrons on June 7, 2011, and it addresses three key areas of need:
- Additional classroom capacity to address a growing student population
- Technology upgrades, including deferred purchases
- Much-needed maintenance on facilities
In order to address district needs, the Spring Hill Board of Education moved forward with a $39 million, no mill levy increase bond issue. The program was based on a recommendation from the long-range planning group, which was made up of parents, patrons and staff, as well as feedback from a community survey. Below is a summary of the program:
- More classrooms will be available thanks to the bond issue to handle increasing enrollment, which increased by 4 percent in 2011.
- Wolf Creek Elementary School -- A new elementary school with a capacity of 580 students will be built near the high school campus. View details.
- Prairie Creek Elementary School -- A 19,000-square-foot expansion is currently underway. View details.
- Spring Hill Elementary School will be returned to a preschool through grade 5 school, and the current Spring Hill Intermediate School will become part of the Spring Hill Middle School campus and house 6th graders. This change will not occur until the fall of 2013.
- Maintenance needs will be addressed, and energy efficient equipment will be installed that offers operational savings.
- Visit the Bond Maintenance web page for more details!
- Technology will be enhanced district wide, including improved wireless access in all buildings and upgraded equipment.
- For more details, visit the Technology web page.
How can I learn more about the bond projects?
Information about the proposed bond is available on this section's web pages. Also, follow the district on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/springhillusd230.
Please contact Christine Splichal via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-592-7200.