This evening the USD 250 Board of Education continued their discussions about the 2022 Bond project. The district has been working with different committees up to this point to inform decisions for this bond. Last week, the Staff Advisory Committee toured the bond space and had the opportunity to review some of the renderings and provide feedback. This week a committee made of community leaders and business owners will do the same.
“We are excited to be able to place a referendum before our community that will renovate and make improvements to an iconic piece of Pittsburg’s history, while helping us enhance the future education of our students.” says Mr. Richard Proffitt, Superintendent of Schools
The 2022 Bond will construct, equip and furnish renovations and improvements to the existing 1921 section of Pittsburg Community Middle School, and make all other necessary improvements at an estimated cost of $16,500,000 with NO MILL INCREASE.
The renovation will include all 4 floors of the 1921 section of the building. It will include remodeling existing classrooms to accommodate student growth and expansion of pathway courses by creating 21st century learning spaces, adding a modern science laboratory, adding an elevator for ADA compliance, and renovating the auditorium for school and community use.
The only physical building that will see improvements is the middle school but the entire district will see an impact. The improvements made to PCMS will allow elementary curriculums to increase early introduction of STEM with students. Earlier introduction of STEM allows for students entering the high school to have already completed introductory-level courses, allowing students to work on more advanced skills and potentially receive certifications within their four years of high school.
NO MILL INCREASE
USD 250 Bond Community Conversations
We invite our community to learn more about the 2022 Bond and January 18 Special Election. Join us for a community conversation on one of the dates listed below.
Block 22, 402 N Broadway, Pittsburg, KS
Friday, December 3rd 8-9 am
Tuesday, December 7 6-7 pm
Thursday, December 9 1-2 pm
Wednesday, January 5th 1-2 pm
Thursday, January 6th 6-7 pm
Friday, January 7th 8-9 am
For more information about the 2022 Bond please visit www.usd250bond.com.