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Schulenburg ISD. Bond Proposal May 12, 2012. This bond is being proposed because of our desire to provide the highest quality of education for current and future students of Schulenburg ISD in the safest environment possible. . The reason . . . Background on Current Facilities.

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schulenburg isd

Schulenburg ISD

Bond Proposal

May 12, 2012


This bond is being proposed because of our desire to provide the highest quality of education for current and future students of Schulenburg ISD in the safest environment possible.

The reason . . .

background on current facilities
Background on Current Facilities
  • I.E.Clark Fine Arts Center –

Problem – Consistent separation of walls and foundation over the


Summary – The Fine Arts Center has been experiencing

structural and cosmetic distress associated with settlement

and/or differential movement in the pier and beam

foundation for many years or decades.

The cause of this distress is inadequate support provided by the

concrete pier and beam foundation. “Moody Engineering Inc.

July 26th, 2010/Forensic Engineering Investigation of Damage to

the Fine Arts Center at SISD”

background on facilities recommendations
Background on Facilities Recommendations
  • Redirecting Surface Water runoff

(District Fixed)

  • Extend Roof Drain Gutters (District Fixed)
  • Replace cast iron drain system within foundation crawl space
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Background on Facilities Recommendations
  • Four professional firms were contacted for

opinions--all recommended repair vs.

replacement due to the cost of repairing the

older building.

  • All issues with the theatre/auditorium were

structural--not cosmetic.

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Background on Facilities Recommendations
  • In August, the District heard the reports and, rather than invest major amounts of money into the facility again, closed it down.
  • The amount necessary to repair the Arts Center to meet the standard of expectation is reflected in the Bond Proposal in the construction of a new theatre/auditorium.
the search for solutions
The Search for Solutions . . .
  • The district’s 3/5/10 Committee, together with many local volunteers, formed a Facilities Committee and began looking at current and future needs.
  • A Facilities Tour was taken by the Committee.
  • The Board of Trustees selected the following firms to help with plans, construction costs and bonding:

Jim Singleton/Singleton Architects

Von Gallagher/Gallagher Construction

Christian Merritt/Government Capitol

(No Expense has been or will be incurred unless a Bond Issue is passed.)

main issues addressed by the committee
Main Issues addressed by the Committee:
  • Secondary School Needs
    • Safety & Security Issues
    • Need for additional classroom space
    • Commons area for students
    • Place for students to eat
    • Technology Center
proposed projects
Proposed Projects

I. E. Clark Fine Arts Center


600 Seats

Classroom – Theatre Arts

Classroom - Art

Ready Rooms



Projection Booth

Band Hall

Rehearsal Rooms & Storage

Restroom Facility in Connecting Corridor in Front

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Proposed Projects
  • Secondary: 6-12
    • Administration Offices moved to the front – New
    • Technology Classroom – New
    • Doors to hallways secured
    • Commons area for gathering
      • Breakfast & Lunch
    • 6th Grade classrooms separated
    • Serving line created
    • Outside atrium court – Enclosed
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Proposed Projects
  • Community Student-Health and Physical Education Center (9,000 sq.ft.)

Fitness center for Varsity/Junior Varsity/7th -8th

Grade Boys & Girls that will be available to the public

Weight Room



Coaches Offices

  • Much Needed Parking

The area between the current Field House and the

Home Economics Cottage (current tennis courts would stay)

would be a concrete parking lot instead of asphalt, as the prices for

each are almost identical.

bond costs
Bond Costs
  • Total Amount of Bond: $8,975.000
    • Term: 20 years @ 4%
    • Average Homeowner: $103,660.00
    • Yearly: $235.00
    • Monthly Cost: $19.52

Total Cost $13,207,920

Total Savings to Taxpayer vs. a 30 year note:

approximately $3 million

district projects not included in bond package
District Projects Not included in Bond Package

Ag Related:

Remodeling Old Central Office - Fall 2012

2 Classrooms – 1 Technology Room

Offices for 3

Current Maintenance – Will become Ag Trades -Fall 2012

Maintenance will move into current Ag Building

Current Central Office – Moved to Old Band Hall

2 rooms – 1 for Home economics

1 for Ag Classroom

potential future needs
Potential Future Needs:
  • Athletic issues


Move to Artificial Turf

Increase Capacity of Stadium/Press Box

New Tennis Courts

  • Old Elementary Wing – Refurbished
  • Bus Barn with Overhead Protection
facility tours
Facility Tours

The public is invited for a campus Facilities

Tour on any of the following dates:

Saturday, March 24th @10:00am

Saturday, April 21st @10:00am Saturday, May 5th @ 10:00am

voting information
Voting Information
  • Early Voting –
    • April 30th – May 8th
    • Regular Business Days -8:30-4:00
    • Schulenburg ISD Administration office
  • Election Day
    • Saturday, May 12th
    • 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
    • Schulenburg City Hall