Jenks voters pass two bond issues for $14 million in improvements

Posted at 9:46 PM, Feb 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-13 23:53:20-05

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JENKS, Okla. -- Voters said yes with 82 percent approval on both bond issues Tuesday to help with $14 million in improvements at Jenks Public Schools.

Jenks Public Schools were asking patrons to consider bond proposals totaling $14 million in bond money.

Jenks Public Schools officials asked for voters to help create space for students while providing them with the resources needed to become college and career ready. Bond dollars will be distributed among all JPS school sites and grade levels. By continuously upgrading facilities, updating technology, and anticipating areas of growth, JPS will provide the very best opportunities and the optimal learning environment for all students, according to school officials.
Passage of the bond required at least 60 percent of the vote, but that was surpassed easily. Officials said the approval would not raise taxes above traditional levels. 
Here's where the money goes, Jenks officials stated:
District-wide Equipment
Classroom furniture, white boards, projectors, science lab equipment, art equipment, etc.
District-wide Facilities Management Equipment/Repairs
Roof repair and replacement, HVAC repair and replacement, clocks/intercom repair, painting, carpeting, cabinetry, plumbing repairs/upgrades, sidewalk improvements, electrical repairs/upgrades, etc.
District-wide Printing Improvements
Upgrades and replacements for copiers, printers, scanners, etc.
District-wide Safety improvements
Security cameras, secure building entrances, school building safety vestibules, safety equipment, fire alarms, smoke detectors, radio systems, emergency generators, fire extinguishers, etc.
District-wide Technology
Computer hardware and software, servers, interactive whiteboards, infrastructure cabling and network, telecommunications equipment, etc.
District-wide Textbooks & Media Equipment
Students textbooks, library books, media center equipment and software, etc.
District-wide Transportation
Classroom Expansion at Jenks Middle School
Addition of 12 classrooms with construction scheduled to begin in August 2018 and scheduled for completion in August 2019.
Marching Band Uniforms
Warehouse Truck

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