Secure Entrances - Progress as Promised

  • On April 2, 2019 voters approved adding secure entrances to 31 sites. Secure entrances mean entry into the building includes access control points that are layered into the path of entry, supplemented with a series of intercom, cameras, and electronic locking controls. Office staff will be positioned to allow for unobstructed surveillance of lobby doors and other spaces. The estimated cost is $7.8 million.

News and Information

  • Change orders approved for Disney, McGregor, and Weller

    Apr. 21, 2020

    During its regular meeting, the Board of Education took action on the following items related to secure entrance bond projects at Disney, McGregor, and Weller.


    Change order approved

    Apr. 14, 2020

    During its study session , the Board of Education took action on the following item related to the secure entrance bond project at Field.


    Change orders approved

    Mar. 10, 2020

    During its study session , the Board of Education took action on the following item related to secure entrance bond projects.


    Change orders for Field and Cowden secure entrances

    Jan. 21, 2020

    The Board of Education approved the package #4 change orders.


    Secure entrance contract for package 4 awarded plus change orders approved

    Nov. 19, 2019

    The Board of Education approved the package 4 secure entrances contract for Weller, Cowden, Field, Twain, McGregor, Shady Dell, Truman, Watkins, Wilder, Pittman, Disney, Holland, Mann, and McBride. Change orders for package #2 were also approved for Carver, Jarrett, Pershing, Reed, Phelps, Pipkin, Pleasant View, and Wilson's Creek.


    Asbestos Abatement at Holland Elementary contract approved and package #2 and #3 change orders

    Nov. 5, 2019

    The Board of Education approved a contract to Gerken for asbestos abatement at Holland in the amount of $4,670.40. Change orders were also approved for packages #2 and #3 for Pleasant View, Pipkin, Reed, Jarrett, Phelps, Pershing, Carver, Wilson's Creek, York, former Sherwood, Bissett, Bingham, Robberson, and Rountree.


    Package #2 change orders

    Oct. 15, 2019

    The Board of Education approved the package #2 change orders for Pipkin, Jarrett, and Reed.


    Changes approved for packages #2 and #3

    Oct. 1, 2019

    The Board of Education approved changes to secure entrance packages #2 and #3 for Pipkin, Reed, Carver, York, former Sherwood, Bissett, Bingham, Robberson, and Rountree.


    Change orders for secure entrance packages #1 and #3

    Sept. 17, 2019

    During its regular meeting, the Board of Education approved multiple change orders for Parkview, York, former Sherwood, Bissett, Bingham, Robberson, and Rountree.


    Secure entrance change orders approved

    Sept. 3, 2019

    During its study session, the Board of Education took action on change orders for secure entrance projects, package #1 & #2.


    Lead abatement services approved for six sites

    July 24, 2019

    During a special meeting, the Board of Education awarded Sunbelt Environmental Services a contract to perform lead abatement services at six schools prior to construction of the secure entrance. The schools are Cowden, Field and Twain elementary schools; Reed Academy and Jarrett and Pipkin middle. The cost is $22,340.


    Board approves secure entrance bid packages 2 and 3

    June 4, 2019

    Package 2

    • Architect:  Dake Wells
    • Sites:  Pleasant View, Reed, Jarrett, Pipkin Phelps, Pershing, Carver, and Wilson's Creek
    • Contractor:  Dewitt & Associates, Inc.
    • Estimated Cost:  $1.5 million

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    Package 3

    • Architect:  Paragon/Sapp
    • Entrances:  Bingham, Bissett, Robberson, Rountree, York, and former Sherwood
    • Contractor:  R.E. Smith
    • Estimated Cost:  $1.2 million

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    Construction contracts for secure entrances at Parkview, Central and Study

    May 21, 2019

    The Board of Education approved the construction contacts for package 1 of secure entrances.

    • Architect:  Buxton Kubik Dodd
    • Entrances:  Parkview (2), Central (2), and Study
    • Contractor:  Nesbitt Construction Inc.
    • Low Bid Received:  $363,000
    • Estimated Cost:  $554, 886

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Bid Release Timeline

  • April 12:  Parkview (2), Central (2), Study

    April 22:  Pershing, Carver, Wilson's Creek, Phelps, Jarrett, Pipkin, Pleasant View and Reed

    May 2:  Bingham, Bissett, Robberson, Rountree, York, former Sherwood

    May 13:  Pittman, Disney, Holland, Mann, McBride

    May 23:  McGregor, Shady Dell, Truman, Watkins, Wilder

    June 3:  Weller, Cowden, Field, Twain