VOTE! 2020 Bond Election Set For February 11
Jenks Public Schools is asking patrons to consider approval of two separate bond proposals totaling $12.4 million in a bond election scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2020
As student enrollment numbers continue to climb and keeping up with the latest developments in learning and technology becomes increasingly important, Jenks Public Schools must continue to provide proper resources for students to become college and career ready, and for employees to create the very best learning environment. 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 for all students.
By law, bond dollars cannot be used for salaries or operational expenses. Without bond dollars, JPS officials would be faced with difficult choices on where, and how to spend general fund dollars. The financial stability of the District would be in jeopardy, and fewer dollars would be available to hire teachers or conduct essential day-to-day operations. Through the issuance of bonds, JPS is able to make important capital improvements and purchase items like textbooks, technology, buses, furniture, fixtures, and other equipment.
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, television monitors, wireless access points, infrastructure cabling and network, electronic devices, telecommunications equipment, etc.
District-wide Textbooks & Media Equipment
Students textbooks, library books, media center equipment and software, etc.
Buses and other vehicles
Freshman Academy Classroom Renovation/Upgrades
The new wing of the Freshman Academy, a two-story structure with 12 new classrooms, will be completed by August 2020. The project was funded with bond dollars from the 2019 bond proposition.
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 17, 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 5. 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 11. For more information, call the Tulsa County Election Board at 918-596-5787 or 918-596-5780.
Information on 2020 Jenks Public Schools Bond as Required by Bond Transparency Act of 2017
Information on 2019 Jenks Public Schools Bond as Required by Bond Transparency Act of 2017
Information on 2018 Jenks Public Schools Bond as Required by Bond Transparency Act of 2017