PLEASE VOTE! 2019 Bond Election Set For February 12
Jenks Public Schools is asking patrons to consider approval of two separate bond proposals totaling $14.3 million in a bond election scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2019
With student enrollment growing every year and technology advancing rapidly, Jenks Public Schools must continue to create space for students while providing them with the resources needed to become college and career ready. Bond dollars address pressing needs throughout the District, and will be distributed among all JPS school sites and grade levels. By continuously upgrading facilities, updating technology, and anticipating areas of growth, Jenks Public Schools will provide the very best opportunities and the optimal learning environment for all students.
Passage of the bond requires a super-majority - at least 60 percent of the vote - and will not raise taxes above traditional levels.
If the bonds are approved, Jenks Public Schools will use bond dollars for the following purposes:
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.
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.
Child Nutrition Equipment at East Intermediate and Southeast Elementary
Classroom Wing Expansion and Updates at Freshman Academy
Soccer Complex Upgrades - Artificial Turf Field and Facilities
Media Center Renovations and Upgrades at East Elementary
Bond dollars at work: A view of the new athletic field and track facility at Jenks Middle School which can be used for multiple sports - football, soccer, lacrosse - as well as band and many other community events. The facility was fully funded by bond dollars approved in 2018.
JPS patrons who are not yet registered must mail a completed registration form to the Tulsa County Election Board, postmarked no later than Friday, January 18, to vote in the Jenks bond election. Voter registration forms are available here. Absentee ballots must be requested by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6. Go to www.tulsacounty.org/elections to download the absentee ballot request, which may be faxed or mailed back. Completed and notarized absentee ballots must be mailed back and received by the Election Board by 7 p.m. the day of the election, February 12. For more information, call the Tulsa County Election Board at 918-596-5787 or 918-596-5780.