And the Votes are In: Deer Park Bond Levy Passes
Thank you voters!
The Deer Park Community City School District bond levy passed Tuesday night after months of community conversations and recent door-to-door canvassing regarding facility needs.
“We are overwhelmed by the support that [the Deer Park] community has shown us. The successful passing of the Deer Park Schools bond issue demonstrates the cohesiveness of our community,” said Peggy Bosse, Deer Park Schools Board President. “The passing of this bond issue was truly a team effort and a great example of our motto, Achieving Excellence Together!”
The $25 million bond issue will renovate and place an addition onto Amity Elementary, making it a 21st Century K-6 building. The project will include classroom renovations, ADA compliant entrances and elevators, a new gym and stage, and a new and safe front entrance on the side of the school.
The District plans to re-purpose the existing Holmes Elementary building for use of the Board of Education office, the preschool, and the Head Start program. The Howard Building, currently the Board of Education Office, is slated to close.
“We want to thank our voters for their ongoing support of our district,” said Jeff Langdon, Superintendent at Deer Park Schools. “Our District already has much to celebrate and the Amity Project is an exciting next step for our school community."
As the Deer Park Community City School District begins the design phase of the Amity project, there will be many opportunities to engage staff, parents, and students. The Deer Park district looks forward to working with the school community on the details during both design and construction. The district will continue to post information and updates to the website www.DeerParkCitySchools.org.
Proposed Renovation & Addition of Amity Elementary
Achieving Excellence Together!