2019 Bond Info

Thank you voters

 Bond Board

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How did we get here?

Stanfield School District, like other regional districts in the past few years, began to evaluate the security of our  school buildings. In 2016, the district hosted a building tour and solicited community input. In 2017, district  administrators began working with Wenaha Group to plan and execute a Needs Assessment of our district  buildings. Upon completion of the Needs Assessment, DesignWest Architect firm was hired to begin the Long- Range Planning with input gathered from our Needs Assessment. 

 What did the Needs Assessment conclude?

It identified approximately $1.3 million in potential improvements for the Elementary School,  including secure  vestibule entryway, flooring replacement in hallways and parking/parent drop-off safety improvements.

The Needs Assessment also concluded that the Secondary School could benefit from modernization. The  assessment identified $4.6 million to include a secure vestibule entryway, roofing, ADA upgrades, plumbing,  electrical (with security components), fixed furnishings/equipment and site work.


 

 


What does this all mean now? Long-Range Facility  Recommendations:

Elementary School:

  • Secure entry & office remodel with better visibility

  • Parking and parent drop-off reconfiguration to increase vehicle capacity and student safety

  • Replace flooring (currently carpet) but explore long-lasting options like polished concrete
     

middle schoolNEW Middle School with MUSIC ROOM, FOUR CLASSROOMS, RESTROOMS, STORAGE, GYMNASIUM AND CORRIDOR CONNECTION TO EXISTING BUILDING

Secondary School:

  • Expanded metal and wood shop space for additional CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs and/or re-purposing currently underutilized space

  • Gym air conditioning

  • Remodel of Administrative Offices so they function well in conjunction with the front entry

  • Replacement of all exterior doors and some interior doors

  • Kitchen update with new ovens, new freezers and new flooring

  • Addition of natural light features in classrooms

  • Air exhausts in restrooms 

  • Addition of sinks in science classroom for safety

  • Upgrade of surveillance system

  • Removal of lead plumbing


SALE OF BOND REDUCES COMMUNITY TAX RATE

In May 2019, voters approved a $14 million bond estimated to cost taxpayers $2.70 per $1,000 of Assessed Value.  Due to positive market conditions and timing in August, the district sold $12.7 million of bonds at a premium to receive the full $14 million to fund the projects.  Since the Stanfield community will only be paying taxes on $12.7 million instead of $14 million, the estimated tax rate is lowered to $2.49 per $1,000. This lower estimated rate is the same as the average paid on the previous bond!

Along with the $14 million in sale proceeds, last September the district was selected to receive an additional $4 million in state matching grants.  All in all, the district will utilize $18 million dollars for the projects.

Thank you again for supporting the students and staff at Stanfield School District!


Need More Information? 

  • Contact: Superintendent Beth Burton
  • District Office
  • 541-449-8766
  • beth.burtonatstanfieldsd.org