TULSA - Tulsa Public Schools is asking for $38 million. Voters will decide whether to approve the bond Tuesday when they take to the polls.
The bond is expected to increase property taxes for Tulsa County homeowners approximately $3.38 per month ($40.50 per year based on a $100,000 home).
Below is a breakdown of how the money would be spent:
TECHNOLOGY ($31 million: An average of $337 per student)
Smart classrooms for students and teachers
- Technology access: One device for every three students (eventually one-to-one)
- Standardized classroom (inequities across the district every classroom will have the same basic equipment)
- District-wide shared video technology/system
- Instructional learning and assessment software for students/teachers (math and reading)
- Software for monitoring and tracking professional development across the district
- Pilot programs to replace traditional text books
- Electrical upgrades to buildings
- Computers, laptops, tablets, e-readers, multifunction devices (copier, scanner, fax, printer) and software (replace old/poor equipment)
- Wireless access in every classroom
- Network infrastructure upgrades to support wireless in every classroom
- Internet bandwidth upgrades to support wireless in every classroom
- Creates a baseline to develop a standard recurring replacement lifecycle for all equipment
SPRINKLER SYSTEMS ($4 million)
1. Replacement of damaged, destroyed or expired equipment for cameras and door systems
2. Replacement of sprinkler systems in the 11 remaining wooden structures/buildings
- Project Accept at Roosevelt
- Street School
- Tulsa MET at Bryant
SECURITY ($3 million)
2. Upgrade fire panels and intrusion alarm panels district-wide
- Supports the security system used to monitor fire alarms, smoke detectors, motion detectors and cameras
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