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Bond Updates

Thank you to the Welch community for passing the $3.9 million bond issue in March.  

On this page, you will find information related to bond projects as the work progresses.

 

8/30/19

 

In March 2019, the construction and transportation bonds were passed by a 79% and 80% majority.  The community response was overwhelming and WPS is so grateful for the fantastic community support.  A huge thank you goes out to all who supported and voted for the bond issues. 

 

Over the summer, the transportation bond has been addressed.  Three new air conditioned route busses have been ordered.  There is a 120 day lead time on the busses.  The tentative delivery date is November.  The new Suburban and Ag truck have also been ordered.  There is an eight week lead time on these vehicles.  The delivery date for both of these vehicles is October.

 

On the construction side, over the summer, the gym floor has been refinished and quotes were approved on several stand alone projects.  Installation of the HS handicap lift, replacement of the west exterior HS doors, and construction of a 4 door storefront on the Wildcat Gymnasium will begin in early September.  

 

On the advice of our construction manager, John Humphrey of Stout Construction, the major construction/renovation projects were divided up into two groups.  Group 1 includes HS and Elementary Roof replacement, Football Field House renovation, Football Stadium renovation, Football Concession/Restroom/Ticket Booth renovation, Elementary and High School Hardened Storm Room construction, Old Gymnasium renovation, and Elementary Restroom renovation.  Group 2 includes Track resurfacing, Football and Softball Field Lighting replacement, Playground renovation, High School Classroom painting, Softball Concession expansion, Elementary Window replacement, and High School Window replacement.  Construction will begin this fall, continue for approximately 9 months, and is scheduled to be completed by July 2020.

 

Architectural design and specifying the projects mentioned above began last summer and will continue until the project bids are let out in September (Group 1) and early in 2020 (Group 2).  Construction on the HS roof will begin in October/November.  Football field house, stadium, and concession renovation will begin after the 2019 football season is over.  Old gymnasium renovation will begin after the 2019-20 basketball season is over.  Elementary roof replacement and restroom renovation will begin in May 2020.

 

Please check in periodically for more progress updates. 

 

 

 

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