High School Expansion

QUESTION NO. 1: $11.6 Million No Tax Rate Increase Bond Issue

High School Expansion Construction Project

As our community continues to grow, so does our student enrollment. The Southern Boone School District is looking to the future with plans to make improvements, repairs and upgrades to the high school campus.

The Southern Boone Board of Education has approved placing an $11.6 million no tax rate increase bond issue question on the April 2nd, 2024 election ballot, to help fund a high school expansion construction project.

The expansion of the district's current high school has become an important need due to the increasing student enrollment and the school district’s commitment to providing the best possible learning environment for our students. This expansion construction project would include a new vocational and agriculture department wing, along with additional classrooms, parking lot improvements and needed roof repairs at the high school.

QUESTION NO. 1: $11.6 Million No Tax Rate Increase Bond Issue

  • New Vo-Ag Wing: A state-of-the-art vocational and agriculture department to include two classrooms, lab space and a shop that will enhance hands-on learning opportunities for students interested in agriculture and vocational fields.

  • Additional Classrooms: Construction of two new art classrooms and a new family and consumer science classroom, which will help accommodate the growing student population and ensure optimal learning environments.

  • Roof Repairs at the High School: Replace the roof of the original 1991 high school building to ensure a secure and conducive learning environment.

  • Parking Lot Improvements: A new parking lot and drive east and north of the high school building that will enhance safety, accessibility, and overall convenience for students, staff, and visitors.

The funds from the bond issue would help the high school provide an improved and safer educational space by having all classes connected directly to the high school. The additional classroom space will assist with accommodating the larger class sizes currently in the middle school.

The Southern Boone Board of Education, district administration and school staff have been meeting for months to discuss this proposed construction project. These meetings included focus groups, staff meetings and a community forum to gather input and feedback on the proposed project.

Projected Timeline

  • Voters will decide on the bond issue during the April 2nd, 2024 election

  • If the bond issue is approved by voters, design and engineering for the construction project will take place from April to November 2024.

  • Bidding for the project will be in early 2025.

  • Construction will take place from Spring 2025 to Summer/Fall 2026.

Looking Ahead

The school district's long-range plan includes a potential $15 million no-tax rate increase bond issue in April 2027 for a performing arts center at the high school, along with additional improvements, upgrades and repairs to the current high school building.

Architectural renderings are courtesy of PWArchitects, Inc.

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