At a meeting on September 15, the Tulsa Public Schools bond team presented the final updates from the 2015 Bond to the Citizen Bond Oversight Committee.
The 2015 Bond funded building additions that were completed at Cooper, Kerr, Key, MacArthur, McClure, Owen, Robertson, Springdale, Zarrow, McKinley, Emerson, and Grissom.
Emerson, Grissom, Kerr, Key, MacArthur, McClure, Owen, Zarrow, and McKinley all received early childhood rooms specially designed for pre-K and kindergarten students.
Emerson, Grissom, Kerr, Key, Lanier, MacArthur, McClure, Owen, Patrick Henry, Springdale, Whitman, and Zarrow now have storm shelters designed into their classroom and library additions.
Interior renovations were made at Anderson, Bell, Carnegie, Cooper, Disney, Dolores Huerta, Eliot, Emerson, MacArthur, McKinley, McClure, Patrick Henry, Salk, Central, Rogers, Street School, Monroe, Edison, and the maintenance/warehouse facility. Renovations are planned at Skelly Primary in 2022.
Technology upgrades included internet capacity upgrades at all sites, interactive display boards at 93% of sites (remaining sites will be completed next summer), intercom system installations at 60% of schools, and new security cameras at every site.
Every library received funding for books, online resources, and technology.
Bond funds supported HVAC air quality improvements at East Central Junior High, Hale Junior High, Kendall Whittier, Key, McLain, Marshall, Thoreau, Hoover, Owen, and Phoenix Rising. Federal relief funds funded an HVAC system replacement at Lewis and Clark Elementary and partial replacements at Disney, Thoreau, Anderson, Wayman Tisdale, and Robertson.
Tulsa Public Schools now has 65 new CNG buses and a CNG fuel station to provide safer and more sustainable transportation.
The 2015 Bond also funded the McLain field house, Central gym, Rogers stadium, Carver stadium renovation, and tracks at Booker T., Hale High School, Rogers, and Memorial High School. Construction on the East Central field house is underway, and the Central stadium was finished shortly after the committee meeting. The school celebrated with a ribbon cutting in October.
The Tulsa Public Schools STEAM Center at the Discovery Lab is set for completion this December, which will provide hands-on learning experiences for all elementary classes. Field trips are set to start in spring 2022.
For additional details about the projects completed with the 2015 Bond, click here.