Voters approve $21 million bond proposal
Originally posted February 12, 2014
Union patrons approved a $21 million bond proposal, garnering 80.5 percent of the vote. See full Tulsa World story
Keys to Engagement
$21-Million Bond Issue - Tuesday, February 11
Passage WILL NOT increase taxes above traditional levels!
An engaged student is a successful student. Those who participate are motivated to come to school and learn, and they are more likely to graduate college/career ready. Top-notch academics, school-related activities, clubs, and the relationships they engender spark interests, create dreams,
and unlock potential.
On Tuesday, February 11, the Union community holds the “Keys to Engagement” for our approximately 15,500 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. Two important propositions are on the ballot - one for capital expenditures, the other for transportation. Passage will not increase taxes above traditional levels. Download a PDF of the Communicator - Special Bond Election edition.
$21 Million Propositions at a Glance - Passage will not increase taxes above traditional levels.
|Proposition I - $18,830,000 for construction, furniture & fixtures, equipment, technology, textbooks/library books; and acquisition & improvements of school sites|
First Phase 8th Grade Center Expansion - parking lot & bus loop changes between
8th Grade Center & McAuliffe; new fine arts wing, gym, and athletic area.
|Districtwide Textbooks, Media /Library Books, & Technology - Textbooks; school library/media center allocations; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) equipment, hardware & software; computer lab replacements (grades 6-12); staff computers; wireless network infrastructure; software subscriptions & maintenance agreements; and copiers||$ 3,390,000|
|Site Allocations - capital expenditures/projects at each school.||$ 500,000|
|Athletic, Fine Arts, & Spirit Uniforms/Instruments/Equipment||$ 300,000|
|Maintenance & Operations – security updates; districtwide renovations; equipment, fences, parking lots & sidewalks, playgrounds, an elevator, hot water tanks, flooring & carpeting||$ 1,840,000|
|Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center Building – payment toward purchase of the building on the Rosa Parks Elementary School campus||$ 1,000,000|
|Contingency & Fees - election costs; project cost fluctuations & fees||$ 1,000,000|
|Total for Proposition I||$18,830,000|
|Proposition II – Transportation: 8 regular route, 4 special education, & 2 activity buses||$ 2,170,000|