From the Superintendent’s Desk: Bond update

Dear Parents and School District Community,

It is my pleasure to pass along information on our final construction project with remaining construction bond funds available. We are at the very end of our bond construction projects, and we have enough bond funds remaining for a small scale project.

The project scope includes a small maintenance building attached to the west side of the Junior/Senior High. This maintenance addition will include two garage bays to house our maintenance truck and equipment. A concrete block-built addition was selected versus a steel style addition to maximize the longevity of the structure.

Further, we are replacing the exterior career and technical exterior garage bays, installing an office bathroom at Smith Elementary, and replacing the food service freezer unit at the Jr/Sr High.

A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Dec. 20, 2018 and the bid meeting is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2019. More information on the bid process may be viewed on the district home page www.panthernet.net. Click on the ‘Our District’ tab and then on ‘Active Bids.’ We expect to complete this work during summer 2019.

After the completion of this project, we will mainly have technology funds available to continue our technology purchasing cycle. At the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year all of the first series of bond funding is anticipated to be spent. During Spring 2020, we will be unlocking the second series of bond funds called ‘Series 2.’ This funding is smaller in scale and totals around $930,000. Series 2 funding is devoted to continuing the technology purchasing cycle, upgrading existing technology and security, and bus purchasing.

We cannot thank you enough for the parent and community support of our construction projects and process. Please feel free to call, email, or stop in at any time. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Sincerely,

Karl Heidrich, Superintendent

Karl Heidrich has served as an administrator for Stockbridge Community Schools since 1999 and as Superintendent of Schools since 2013.

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