PPS Construction Bond

Come to our PTA meeting this coming Thursday, January 26th to learn more about the school construction bond options. Public comments are being taken soon before the board makes final decisions in February. Please take a few minutes to review the bond options and proposed timeline below. Brian Hoop, our Legislative Chair will be at our meeting this week to discuss in further detail as well as answer any questions. If you have additional questions, you can contact Brian directly at brian.g.hoop@gmail.com
You can find out more information about the bond on the PPS Website. A pdf document can be downloaded here.

The four options include:

Bond Option #1:

Prioritized Heath & Safety Projects

Modernization and  Additions:
Benson
Madison

Full Rebuild:
Lincoln
Kellogg

Bond Option #2:

Prioritized Health & Safety Projects

Modernization  and Additions:
Benson
Madison
Lincoln
Kellogg

Bond Option #3:

Prioritized Health & Safety Projects

Modernization  and Additions:
Benson
Madison

Full Rebuild:
Lincoln

Bond Option #4:

Prioritized Health & Safety Projects

Modernization  and Additions:
Benson
Madison
Lincoln

Prioritized Health & Safety Projects may include projects in the following areas:

  • Water Quality
  • Lead-Based Paint
  • Asbestos
  • Seismic
  • Playgrounds
  • Roofs/Building Envelopes/Foundations (air quality)
  • Security Systems/Fencing
  • Fire/Life Safety Alarms & Sprinklers
  • Radon
  • Auditorium Stage Safety
  • ADA

Health & Safety projects will be prioritized in several scenarios for public discussion, including:

  • Catastrophic Risk
  • Public Awareness
  • Operational Savings
  • Economy of Scale/Cluster of Risks
  • Readily Achievable

2017 PPS Bond Development Timeline

January 6: PPS Bond Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting #1 – background and framework for bond and development options

January 20: Bond options posted online at pps.net

January 24: Board Bond Work Session with presentation on health and safety prioritization and school modernization projects. Presentation of four bond options.

January 25: Online survey on four bond options opens

January 25: PPS Bond Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting #2 – presentation of four bond options and beginning of discussion

February 1: PPS Bond Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting #3 – continue discussion of four bond options and finalize feedback to the Board

February 7: Board Public Hearing on bond options

February 10: Online survey closes

February 13: Board Bond Work Session with presentation of all community feedback (including survey results); discussion of bond options

February 21: Board Bond referral vote

May 16: Election Day


How to Provide Feedback on Bond Options:

  • Testify at the February 7 Board Bond Public Hearing – 6pm, BESC, 501 N. Dixon
  • Email Bond2017@pps.net
  • Share feedback with PPS representatives presenting at Community Organization and PTA meetings throughout January and February  (email Bond2017@pps.net to set up a presentation)
  • Participate in the online bond survey at pps.net (January 25 – February 10)

Bond Stakeholder Advisory Group: BSAG will meet three times to discuss the bond options and provide feedback to the Board (public meetings at Blanchard Education Service Center, 501 N. Dixon):

  • Friday, January 6, 3-5pm
  • Wednesday, January 25, 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, February 1, 6-8pm