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February 22, 2013

Weatherford ISD Board calls $107.3 million bond election to address safety and security, population growth, capital improvements, technology

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Capacity

- 3-of-7 elementary campuses currently over 100% capacity

- Bond would address capacity issues through 2023

- Add ninth grade wing to WHS campus (78,000 square feet)

- NGC becomes a middle school

- Hall and Tison become grades 5 & 6 campuses

- Elementary schools become PK-4 campuses

- Construct a Career Technology Education Center (66,425 square feet)

Capital Improvements

Capital Improvements: (examples: roofing, HVAC equipment):

  - Security, technology and accessibility upgrades

  - Construct additional cafeteria space (WHS, WMS)

  - Relocate and expand ag barn facilities

Athletic upgrades to self-contained campus including:

  - Gymnasium for ninth grade

  - Additional locker rooms in Outback

  - Wrestling

  - All-weather track

  - Lighted synthetic turf field

  - Construct competition and practice baseball and softball facilities with restrooms, concession stand, and parking

  - Construct eight-lane track with synthetic turf field, lights, field events

  - Construct Road on WHS property connecting B.B. Fielder to main campus area

Technology

- Reconstructed and enhanced infrastructure

- Address electrical issues when adding multiple outlets in older classrooms

- All classrooms will receive:

- Digital interactive whiteboard (including digital projection unit)

- Teacher workstation

- Wireless Internet access point

See more on this story, included the projected financial impacts for property taxpayers, in Sunday's Democrat.

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